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

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

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   Very Good- with no dust jacket

Edition:   First Edition

Publisher:   New York Columbia University Press 1984

ISBN Number:   0231041381 / 9780231041386

Seller ID:   19712

Ex-library. Library stamps and markings, including paper label at tail of spine, card pocket at rear endpaper, and "Withdrawn" rubber stamps. ; xxiv, [2], 542 pages. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 233 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. Text in English. Schwab's study was originally published in French in 1950. Chapter titles include: 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.


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