Abstract

abstract:

This study investigates the relationship between the Eastern Self and the Western Other by focusing on the influence of the French Other on the ideology of the Arab Self in modern Arabic travel literature. As a case study, the analysis has been conducted on Takhlīṣ al-Ibriz fī Talkhīṣ Paris ["The extraction of pure gold in the abridgement of Paris"]. The nineteenth century, from which this source originates, is considered to be significant in terms of distinguishing modern travelogue literature from that of the medieval period, when the image of the Western Other in Arabs' imagination dramatically changed due to colonialism. The study sheds light on the extent to which the ideological impact of the Other on the political, religious, civil, and social domains of the Self can be seen in this wide-ranging travel source.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2161-427X
Print ISSN
1524-8429
Pages
pp. 385-396
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-29
Open Access
No
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