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A Commerce of Knowledge: Trade, Religion, and Scholarship between England and the Ottoman Empire, 1600-1760

Simon Mills

Abstract

A Commerce of Knowledge: Trade, Religion, and Scholarship between England and the Ottoman Empire, c.1600–1760 tells the story of three generations of Church of England chaplains who served the English Levant Company in Aleppo, Syria, during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The book reconstructs the careers of its protagonists in the cosmopolitan city of Ottoman Aleppo, and brings to light the links between English commercial and diplomatic expansion and English scholarly and missionary interests: the study of Middle-Eastern languages; the exploration of biblical and Greco-Roman antiqu ... More

Keywords: commerce, knowledge, trade, religion, scholarship, Orientalism, confessionalization, antiquarianism, mission, Aleppo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198840336
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198840336.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Mills, author
Teaching Fellow in British and European History, 1500-1800, Newcastle University