Der Orient - Fiktion oder Realität? The Orient - Fiction or Reality?
A Critical Analysis of 19th Century German Travel Reports [Text in German with English Summary]
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Language: German, English
1. Edition (2015-06)
Hardcover, 216 pages
HC ISBN 9783940924469
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Following the great expeditions of the 18th and 19th century, travel activity in general increased from the end of the 18th century onwards. In addition to European destinations, the Orient and above all Egypt now became the goal of this movement embracing travel and exoticism.
This work centers on the question of the received patterns of thought and argumentation that were applied consciously or unconsciously by those travelers. By way of example, the reports of the Austrian scholar and scientist Joseph (Ritter von) Russegger are examined. Russegger’s visits to Egypt are notable because he traveled the country as a scientist on behalf of the Egyptian government.