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The Oriental Renaissance: Europe's Rediscovery of India and the East, 1680-1880

Schwab, Raymond; translated from the French by Gene Patterson-Black and Victor Reinking; with a Foreword by Edward W. Said

Published by Columbia University Press, New York, 1984
ISBN 10: 0231041381 / ISBN 13: 9780231041386
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Title: The Oriental Renaissance: Europe's ...

Publisher: Columbia University Press, New York

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.


Ex-library. Some library stamps and markings, including library card pocket at rear. Condition nevertheless very good, not a widely circulated copy. Rubber stamps of Carol Joseloff Taub Memorial Library, St. John's School. Also with "Withdrawn" rubber stamps.; xxiv, [2], 542 pages. Page dimensions: 232 x 151mm. "For so long merely Mediterranean, humanism began to be global when the scientific reading of Avestan and Sanskrit scripts unlocked innumerable unsuspected scriptures." - quote from Schwab on dust wrapper blurb. Schwab's study was originally published in the French language in 1950. This English translation is copyrighted 1984. Selected chapter titles: There is an Oriental Renaissance; Establishing the Text; Europe learns Sanskrit; The Progress of Oriental Studies; Repercussions in Literature; Founders and Intermediaries; India and the Blossoming of Lamartine; Vigny Tempted by India; From Historical Poetry to Poetical History; An External Orient: Exoticism; The India of Schopenhauer; The Iran of Nietzsche; The Buddhism of Wagner; Russian Orientalism and Nonviolence; The Dialogue Between Creedson the Question of the Soul; An Age of Relativism; The Orient, the Supreme Romanticism. ; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 17361

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