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The Arab Rediscovery of Europe: A Study in Cultural Encounters

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Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798 suddenly exposed the Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire to a Europe vastly different from the one known to the Arabs of the Middle Ages. At the start of the nineteenth century, Arabs were totally unprepared for the social, economic, and political progress made in Europe. By 1870, however, their vague notions had evolved into a fairly sophisticated knowledge of the historic background and contemporary achievements of various European nations, and the new reform movements in Egypt and ...

The Arab Rediscovery of Europe: A Study in Cultural Encounters 2011, Saqi Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780863564031

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