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Egipto desde la óptica orientalista de un humanista del siglo XVI : el caso de Legatio Babylonica de Pedro Mártir de Anglería Shaban Mursi, Ebtisam


This thesis proposes the possibility of an Orientalist approach to Legatio Babylonica, a text that dates back to the early Renaissance challenging the chronological and spatial limits posited by Edward Said. In our investigation we analyze the representation of the Egypt of the mameluks and its inhabitants from the humanist perspective of Pedro Mártir de Anglería, ambassador to the Catholic Monarchs at the court of the Sultan of Babylonia, highlighting, at the same time, the particularities of the Spanish “Orientalism” of the 16th century.

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