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Author Khattak, Shahin Kuli Khan.

Title Islam and the Victorians : nineteenth century perceptions of Muslim practices and beliefs / Shahin Kuli Khan Khattak.

Published London ; New York : Tauris Academic Studies, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  303.48241056 KHAT    AVAILABLE
Physical description x, 205 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Library of Middle East history ; 15
Library of Middle East history ; v. 15.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-187) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Historical and Political Background -- 3. Literary Background -- 4. Cultural Background -- 5. General Misconceptions -- 6. Afterword -- Table of Theatrical Performances.
Summary "How did the Victorians perceive Muslims in the British Empire and beyond? How were these perceptions propagated by historians and scholars, poets, dramatists and fiction writers of the period?" "For the first time, Shahin Kuli Khan Khattak brings to life Victorian Britain's conceptions and misconceptions of the Muslim World using a thorough investigation of varied cultural sources of the period. She discovers the prevailing representation of Muslims and Islam in the two major spheres of British influence - India and the Ottoman Empire - was reinforced by reoccurring themes: through literature and entertainment the public saw 'the Mahomedan' as the 'noble savage', a perception reinforced through travel writing and fiction of the 'exotic east' and the 'Arabian Nights'." "Khattak also provides us with an illuminating history of British attitudes towards (what they believed to be) the Muslim approach towards women, a subject of considerable concern to the nineteenth century British themselves." "Islam and the Victorians will be an important contribution to understanding the apprehensions and misapprehensions about Islam in the nineteenth century, providing a fascinating historical backdrop to many of today's concerns."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Islam -- Public opinion.
Middle East -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- Middle East -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- India -- History -- 19th century.
India -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Islamic countries -- Foreign public opinion, British.
ISBN 9781845114299