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By David Mandler

This ebook frames the attention-grabbing lifestyles and influential works of the Hungarian Orientalist, Arminius Vambéry (1832–1913) in the context of 19th century id politics and modern criticisms of Orientalism. in keeping with broad study, the publication authoritatively offers a finished narrative of Arminius Vambéry’s a number of identities as represented in Hungary and in nice Britain. the writer lines Vambéry’s improvement from a marginalized Jewish baby to a famous authority on Hungarian ethnogenesis in addition to on valuable Asian and Turkish geopolitical advancements. in the course of the ebook, the reader meets Vambéry because the Hungarian vacationer to crucial Asia, the British and Ottoman undercover agent, the often self-taught professor of Oriental languages, the political pundit, and the hugely wanted visitor lecturer in nice Britain identified for his fierce Russophobe pronouncements. the writer devotes specified recognition to the interval that remodeled Vambéry from a linguistically proficient yet penniless Hungarian Jewish formative years right into a pioneering tourist within the double-disguise of a Turkish effendi masquerading as a dervish to imperative Asia in 1863–64. He does so simply because Vambéry’s released observations of an area nonetheless closed to Europeans facilitated his emergence as a colourful character and an important authority on crucial Asia and Turkey in nice Britain for the subsequent fifty years. moreover, the publication additionally devotes major area to Vambéry’s dynamic courting to his most renowned pupil, Ignác Goldziher (1850–1921), who's thought of to be one of many founders of contemporary Islamic reviews. finally, Vambéry’s influence on Bram Stoker, the writer of Dracula, can also be explored.

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