Ottomans Imagining Japan

Author(s): 
Worringer, Renee
ISBN: 
9781137384591
Date published: 
February 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

The roots of today's clash of civilizations between the Islamic world and the West are not solely anchored in the legacy of the crusades or the early Islamic conquests: in many ways, it is a more contemporary story rooted in the nineteenth-century history of resistance to Western hegemony. And as this compellingly argued and carefully researched transnational study shows, the Ottoman Middle East believed it had found an ally and exemplar for this resistance in Meiji Japan.