Islam, Christianity and the Making of Czech Identity, 1453-1683


Laura Lisy-Wagner

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 214 pages

File size: 18.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Working through the descriptive and ethnographic texts produced by Czech speakers about Islam and the Ottoman Empire, this study brings to light how they used this discourse to create Czech identities. Rather than simply constructing identity in opposition to the Islamic Other, Laura Lisy-Wagner investigates how the authors played the Holy Roman and Ottoman Empires off of each other, creating a culturally autonomous space for themselves in between.