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


Ex-library. Library stamps and markings, including paper label at tail of spine, card pocket at rear endpaper, and "Withdrawn" rubber stamps. ; xxiv, [2], 542 pages. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Page dimensions: 233 x 151mm. "For so long merely Mediterranean, humanism began to be global when the scientific reading of Avestan and Sanskrit scripts unlocked innumerable unsuspected scriptures." - quote from Schwab on dust wrapper blurb. Text in English. Schwab's study was originally published in French in 1950. Chapter titles include: 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- with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 19712