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

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

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Previous owner's signature. Some creasing and small 3/8" tears along upper margin of dust-jacket. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover. ; xxiv, [2], 542 pages. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine Page dimensions: 232 x 152mm (9 1/8" x 6"). "For so long merely Mediterranean, humanism began to be global when the scientific reading of Avestan and Sanskrit scripts unlocked innumerable unsuspected scriptures." Schwab's study was originally published in the French language in 1950. This English translation is from 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.

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

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

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1984

ISBN Number: 0231041381

ISBN Number 13: 9780231041386

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket

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