The Republic of Letters And the Levant
Alastair Hamilton, Maurits H. Van Den Boogert, Bart Westerweel
BRILL, 2005 - 301 pages
The eleven articles in this book seek to document the interest in the Levant that prevailed in the Republic of Letters from the Renaissance to the late eighteenth century. The emphasis is on those collectors of manuscripts and antiquaries who either travelled in the Middle East (the Vecchietti brothers, John Greaves and Patrick Russell) or who, remaining in Europe, acted through agents and correspondents - scholars like Peiresc, John Selden and Robert Boyle. But themes such as the discussion prompted by European translations of the Quran and by scholarly enterprises in the East (like the Mutaferrika printing press in Istanbul) also come to the fore in a volume which contributes to the history of oriental studies in early modern Europe. Contributors include: Maurits H. van den Boogert, Alastair Hamilton, Charles G.D. Littleton, Peter N. Miller, Hannah Neudecker, Francis Richard, Jan Schmidt, Zur Shalev, and G.J. Toomer.
The Intriguing History
John Selden the Levant and the Netherlands in the History
The Travel Notebooks ofJohn Greaves
Peiresc the Levant and the Mediterranean
To Divest the East of all its Manuscripts and all
Ancient Languages and New Science The Levant in the Intellectual
From Istanbul to London? Albertus Bobovius Appeal to Isaac Basire
Autres éditions - Tout afficher
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Page 264 - Aleppo, in the years 1760, 1761, and 1762. Also, remarks on quarantines, lazarettos, and the administration of police in times of pestilence. To which is added an appendix, containing cases of the plague; and an account of the weather, during the pestilential season (London: 1791) —, To the Honorable Major General Sir A.
Page 264 - Travels through Different Cities of Germany, Italy, Greece, and Several Parts of Asia, as far as the Banks of the Euphrates; In a series of letters. Containing an Account of what is most Remarkable in their present State, as well as in their Monuments of Antiquity.