This Orient Isle Hardback
Elizabethan England and the Islamic World
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This Orient Isle
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Less well known is that in 1599 Thomas Dallam, who made the organ for King's College in Cambridge, was sent to Istanbul to play in front of Sultan Mehmed and Sir Anthony Shirley was at the court of the Savafid Shah Abbas the Great; the following year the Moroccan ambassador, Abd al-Wahid bin Mohammed al-Annuri, spent six months in London with his entourage. This Orient Isle shows that England's relations with the Muslim world were far more extensive, and often more amicable, than we have ever appreciated, and that their influence was felt across the political, commercial and domestic landscape of Elizabethan England. Jerry Brotton, one of the UK's leading experts on cultural exchange, gives this neglected history the fullest study it has ever received.
This Orient Isle by Jerry Brotton was published by Penguin Books Ltd in February 2016. The ISBN for This Orient Isle is 9780241004029.
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|Page last updated||19th November 2016|
|Author / Artist||Jerry Brotton|
|Publisher||Penguin Books Ltd (February 2016)|
|Number of Pages||352|