Download Venetians in Constantinople Nation Identity and Coexistence in the Early Modern Mediterranean The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science
Historian Eric R Dursteler reconsiders identity in the early modern world to illuminate Veneto Ottoman cultural interaction and coexistence challenging the model of hostile relations and suggesting instead a complex understanding of the intersection of cultures Although dissonance and strife were certainly part of this relationship he.
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Argues coexistence and cooperation were common Moving beyond the clash of civilizations model that surveys the relationship between Islam and Christianity from a geopolitical perch Dursteler analyzes the lived reality by focusing on a localized microcosm the Venetian merchant and diplomatic community in Muslim Constantinople While fa.
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Ctors such as religion culture and political status could be integral elements in constructions of self and community Dursteler finds early modern identity to be than the sum total of its constituent parts and reveals how the fluidity and malleability of identity in this time and place made coexistence among disparate cultures possibl.