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Orientalism in Early Modern France: Eurasian Trade, Exoticism and the Ancien Regime Ina Baghdiantz McCabe

Orientalism in Early Modern France: Eurasian Trade, Exoticism and the Ancien Regime

Ina Baghdiantz McCabe

Published July 15th 2008
ISBN : 9781845203740
Hardcover
352 pages
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Francis Is ties with the Ottoman Empire marked the birth of court-sponsored Orientalism in France. Under Louis XIV, French society was transformed by cross-cultural contacts with the Ottomans, India, Persia, China, Siam and the Americas. TheMoreFrancis Is ties with the Ottoman Empire marked the birth of court-sponsored Orientalism in France. Under Louis XIV, French society was transformed by cross-cultural contacts with the Ottomans, India, Persia, China, Siam and the Americas. The consumption of silk, cotton cloth, spices, coffee, tea, china, gems, flowers and other luxury goods transformed daily life and gave rise to a new discourse about the Orient which in turn shaped ideas about economy and politics, specifically absolutism and the monarchy.An original account of the ancient regime, this book highlights Frances use of the exotic and analyzes French discourse about Islam and the Orient.