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The Persian mirror : French reflections of the Safavid empire in early modern France / Susan Mokhberi.

Author/creator Mokhberi, Susan Marie author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
Descriptionxi, 224 pages ; 25 cm
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Abstract The Persian Mirror explores France's preoccupation with Persia in the seventeenth century. Long before Montesquieu's Persian Letters, French intellectuals, diplomats and even ordinary Parisians were fascinated by Persia and eagerly consumed travel accounts, fairy tales, and the spectacle the Persian ambassador's visit to Paris and Versailles in 1715. Using diplomatic sources, fiction and printed and painted images, The Persian Mirror describes how the French came to see themselves in Safavid Persia. In doing so, it revises our notions of orientalism and the exotic and suggests that early modern Europeans had more nuanced responses to Asia than previously imagined.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
Genre/formHistory.
LCCN 2019013215
ISBN9780190884796
ISBN0190884797 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic book

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