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Mediterranean Travels

Writing Self and Other from the Ancient World to the Contemporary, 1st Edition

By Noreen Humble

Routledge

256 pages

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This book analyzes the notion of travel writing as a genre, while tracing significant examples of Mediterranean travel writing that return us to Ancient Greece, to French artistic journeys in North Africa and to contemporary narratives of privileged resettlement, death, and dislocation.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Mediterranean Turn 1. Xenophon's Anabasis: Self and Other in Fourth-Century Greece 2. Pausanias's Description of Greece: Back to the Roots of Greek Culture 3. The Inception of Oriental Doxology: European Pilgrimages to the Holy Land, before and during the Crusades 4. Renaissance Travellers in the Mediterranean and their Perception of the Other 5. The Fleeting Concept of the Other in the Turkish Letters of Augerius Busbequius (1520/1–1591) 6. Writing the Mediterranean in Italian Baroque Travel Literature: Pietro Della Valle's Viaggi 7. Extracting Gold' from Paris: A Nineteenth-Century Egyptian Journey in Search of Knowledge 8. Encounters with Self and Others: Some English Women Travellers to Italy in the Nineteenth Century 9. Eugène Fromentin: Travel, Algeria, and the Pursuit of Aesthetic Form 10. Already familiar and yet fantastically new': Jacques Lacarrière and the Mediterranean 11. The Mediterranean Diet: Consuming the Italian Other's Culture in Travel Writing by Frances Mayes and Gary Paul Nabhan 12. Deciphering the Past, Interpreting the Present: Self and Identity in Mediterráneos by Rafael Chirbes 13. Grave Unquiet: The Mediterranean and its Dead

Subject Categories

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General