Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Focus on the Ottoman Empire through examination of the journals of Tavernier, Thévenot, D’Arvieux, Grelot, Chardin, and Galland. The book engages with orientalism, expatriation, commerce and mercantilism, women’s roles, and theoretical work on travel. Longino examines how these writers construct themselves as authors, characters, and individuals in keeping with the central human project of individuation of the time. Of interest to scholars covering travel writing, French literature, and Mediterranean history.