Arminius Vambéry and the British Empire: Between East and by David Mandler

By David Mandler

This ebook frames the interesting existence and influential works of the Hungarian Orientalist, Arminius Vambéry (1832–1913) in the context of 19th century identification politics and modern criticisms of Orientalism. in accordance with huge examine, the e-book authoritatively provides a complete narrative of Arminius Vambéry’s a number of identities as represented in Hungary and in nice Britain. the writer strains Vambéry’s improvement from a marginalized Jewish baby to a famous authority on Hungarian ethnogenesis in addition to on primary Asian and Turkish geopolitical advancements. during the booklet, the reader meets Vambéry because the Hungarian tourist to relevant Asia, the British and Ottoman undercover agent, the generally self-taught professor of Oriental languages, the political pundit, and the hugely wanted visitor lecturer in nice Britain identified for his fierce Russophobe pronouncements. the writer devotes unique consciousness to the interval that reworked Vambéry from a linguistically gifted yet penniless Hungarian Jewish adolescence right into a pioneering traveller within the double-disguise of a Turkish effendi masquerading as a dervish to relevant Asia in 1863–64. He does so simply because Vambéry’s released observations of an area nonetheless closed to Europeans facilitated his emergence as a colourful character and an important authority on valuable Asia and Turkey in nice Britain for the subsequent fifty years. furthermore, the ebook additionally devotes major area to Vambéry’s dynamic courting to his most renowned scholar, Ignác Goldziher (1850–1921), who's thought of to be one of many founders of recent Islamic reports. finally, Vambéry’s influence on Bram Stoker, the writer of Dracula, can be explored.

Original Language: English

Show description

Read Online or Download Arminius Vambéry and the British Empire: Between East and West PDF

Best judaism books

Contemplative Nation: A Philosophical Account of Jewish Theological Language

Contemplative state demanding situations the long-standing view that theology isn't really an integral part of the Jewish culture. For political and philosophical purposes, either students of Judaism and Jewish thinkers have sought to reduce the position of theology in Judaism. This e-book constructs a brand new version for figuring out Jewish theological language that emphasizes the principal function of theological mirrored image in Judaism and the shut dating among theological mirrored image and non secular perform within the Jewish culture.

The Politics of Dead Kings: Dynastic Ancestors in the Book of Kings and Ancient Israel (Forschungen zum Alten Testament. 2. Reihe)

Within the narrative of Israel and Judah present in the e-book of Kings, the top of a king's rule is summed up in a sequence of inventory statements that start with the poetic idiom for demise: 'and [the king] lay along with his fathers. ' The precis statements all revolve round the challenge of royal demise and succession, encapsulated in a short epilogue that consisted ordinarily of a discover of burial (in the royal tombs) and the advent of the successor.

Angels as Warriors in Late Second Temple Jewish Literature (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament / 2. Reihe)

During this learn, Aleksander Michalak focuses generally at the organization of angelic beings with struggle within the Jewish literary assets. the writer has tested a few of the depictions of the warrior angels within the literature of the second one Temple interval with regards to the roots of such representations, their attractiveness, and diverse theological implications.

Yudisher Theriak: An Early Modern Yiddish Defense of Judaism

The Yudisher Theriak [Jewish Theriac] by means of Zalman Zvi of Aufhausen, first released in Hanau, in 1615, was once a reaction to an anti-Jewish paintings titled Jüdischer abgestreiffter Schlangenbalg [Jewish Shed Snakeskin], written through a Jewish convert to Chistianity, Samuel Friedrich Brenz, and released in Nürnberg and Augsburg in 1614.

Additional info for Arminius Vambéry and the British Empire: Between East and West

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.04 of 5 – based on 44 votes