Roxolana in European Literature, History and Culture

Edited by Yermolenko, Galina I.

This collection is the first book-length scholarly study of the pervasiveness and significance of Roxolana in the European imagination. Roxolana, or "Hurrem Sultan," was a sixteenth-century Ukrainian woman who made an unprecedented career from harem slave and concubine to legal wife and advisor of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-1566). Her influence on Ottoman affairs generated legends in many a European country. The essays gathered here represent an interdisciplinary survey of her legacy; the contributors view Roxolana as a transnational figure that reflected the shifting European attitudes towards "the Other," and they investigate her image in a wide variety of sources, ranging from early modern historical chronicles, dramas and travel writings, to twentieth-century historical novels and plays. Also included are six European source texts featuring Roxolana, here translated into modern English for the first time.Importantly, this collection examines Roxolana from both Western and Eastern European perspectives; source material is taken from England, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Poland, and Ukraine. The volume is an important contribution to the study of early modern transnationalism, cross-cultural exchange, and notions of identity, the Self, and the Other.

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  • Contents: Introduction, Galina Yermolenko
  • Part 1 Critical Essays: Roxolana in Europe, Galina Yermolenko
  • East versus West: seraglio queens, politics, and sexuality in Thomas Heywood's Fair Maid of the West, Parts I and II, Clare Jowitt
  • The tragedy of Roxolana in the court of Charles II, Judy A. Hayden
  • Roxolana in German Baroque and Enlightenment dramas, Beate Allert
  • How a Turkish empress became a champion of Ukraine, Oleksander Halenko
  • Roxolana's memoirs as a garden of intertextual delight, Maryna Romanets
  • Roxolana in Turkish literature: re-writing the ever elusive woman of power and desire, Ozlem Ogut Yazicioglu. Part 2 Translations: Gonzalo de Illescas, The Second Part of the Pontifical and Catholic History (1606): foreword and translation from Spanish by Ana Pinto
  • Lope de Vega, The Holy League (1603), foreword and translation by Ana Pinto
  • Prospero della Rovere Bonarelli, Soliman (1620), foreword by Galina Yermolenko, translation from Italian by Virginia Pichietti
  • Jean Desmares, Roxelana (1643), foreword by Galina Yermolenko, translation from French by Andrzej Dziedzic
  • Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Giangir or the Rejected Throne (1748), foreword and translation from German by Beate Allert
  • Denys Sichynsky, Roksoliana, Historical Opera in Three Acts with a Prologue (1911), foreword and translation from Ukrainian by Galina Yermolenko
  • Appendices
  • Bibliography
  • Index.

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書名 Roxolana in European Literature, History and Culture
著作者等 Yermolenko, Galina I.
出版元 Ashgate Publishing Limited
刊行年月 2013.04.28
版表示 New ed
ページ数 334p
ISBN 9781409476115
言語 英語
出版国 イギリス