Mimesis and empire : the new world, Islam, and European identities

Barbara Fuchs

As powerful, pointed imitation, cultural mimesis can effect inclusion in a polity, threaten state legitimacy, or undo the originality upon which such legitimacy is based. In Mimesis and Empire , first published in 2001, Barbara Fuchs explores the intricate dynamics of imitation and contradistinction among early modern European powers in literary and historiographical texts from sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Spain, Italy, England and the New World. The book considers a broad sweep of material, including European representations of New World subjects and of Islam, both portrayed as 'other' in contemporary texts. It supplements the transatlantic perspective on early modern imperialism with an awareness of the situation in the Mediterranean and considers problems of reading and literary transmission; imperial ideology and colonial identities; counterfeits and forgery; and piracy.

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  • Introduction
  • 1. Truth, fictions, and the New World
  • 2. Literary loyalties, imperial betrayals
  • 3. Lettered subjects
  • 4. Virtual Spaniards
  • 5. Faithless empires
  • 6. Pirating Spain
  • Conclusion.

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書名 Mimesis and empire : the new world, Islam, and European identities
著作者等 Fuchs, Barbara
Fucha Barbara
シリーズ名 Cambridge studies in Renaissance literature and culture
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2001
ページ数 xiii, 211 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0521801028
NCID BA54319269
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス