Creating East and West

"Bisaha provides the most comprehensive and nuanced account now available of the attitudes of Western intellectuals to the Turks, the Byzantines, and crusading in Renaissance Italy, an important time and place for the formation of Western cultural identity."—James Hankins, Harvard University

Creating East and West
Renaissance Humanists and the Ottoman Turks

Nancy Bisaha

2004 | 320 pages | Cloth $59.95 | Paper $26.50
History
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1. Crusade and Charlemagne: Medieval Influences
Chapter 2. The New Barbarian: Redefining the Turks in Classical Terms
Chapter 3. Straddling East and west: Byzantium and Greek Refugees
Chapter 4. Religious Influences and Interpretations
Epilogue: The Renaissance Legacy

Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments