The margin between documentation and fiction. (c2012)

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dc.contributor.author Mokdad, Salam Mohammad Al-
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-05T09:52:33Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-05T09:52:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013-02-05
dc.date.submitted 2012-10-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1455
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 115-118). en_US
dc.description.abstract Published in the context of a larger modernization project, on the European model, of the nineteenth-century Ottoman Empire as a whole, and Egypt in particular, Rifāᶜa Rāfiᶜ al-Tahtāwī’s Takhlīs al-Ibrīz fī Talkhīs Bārīz stands out as one of the earliest works of its type—in content and style. This thesis addresses al-Tahtāwī’s book as a literary representation, i.e. as one of the “stories” about the social life in Paris in the first half of the nineteenth century. It employs comparison in its analysis of the text’s severance from documentation and tendency towards fiction. Adopting Michel Foucault’s insights, it reads in the text’s inaccuracies— facts al-Tahtāwī misses or intentionally ignores, misinterprets or willingly distorts— truths about the different influences to which his account was subject, whether these were related directly to the author himself, to the society he was writing about or to, or even to the intentions and expectations of his supervisors and benefactors. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Tahtawi, Rifaah Rafi -- 1801-1873 -- Travel -- France -- Paris en_US
dc.subject Tahtawi, Rifaah Rafi -- 1801-1873 -- Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.subject Paris (France) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century en_US
dc.subject Comparative literature en_US
dc.title The margin between documentation and fiction. (c2012) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Nineteenth century Paris in the eyes of an eastern sheikh en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer II en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Comparative Literature en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200600111 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sam ira Aghacy
dc.author.commembers Dr. Latif Zeitouni
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: x, 118 leaves; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Comparative Literature en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Vahid Behmardi
dc.keywords Al-Tahtāwī en_US
dc.keywords Nineteenth- Century Paris en_US
dc.keywords East/ West Encounter en_US
dc.keywords Travel Literature en_US
dc.keywords Missions to Europe en_US
dc.keywords American Travelers to Paris en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2012.24 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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