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The Resource The Sultan and the Queen : the untold story of Elizabeth and Islam, Jerry Brotton

The Sultan and the Queen : the untold story of Elizabeth and Islam, Jerry Brotton

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The Sultan and the Queen : the untold story of Elizabeth and Islam
Title
The Sultan and the Queen
Title remainder
the untold story of Elizabeth and Islam
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Jerry Brotton
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Language
eng
Summary
"Long before the Barbary pirates challenged Thomas Jefferson, English merchants traveled to Marrakesh to trade gunpowder for sugar. Islam and the West crossed paths much earlier than we think--and originally the Muslims had the upper hand. When Queen Elizabeth was excommunicated by the pope in 1570, she found herself in an awkward predicament. England had always depended on trade. Now its key markets were closed to her Protestant merchants, while the staunchly Catholic king of Spain vowed to take her throne. In a bold decision, she set her sights on the East. She sent an emissary to the shah of Iran, wooed the king of Morocco, and entered into an unprecedented alliance with the powerful Ottoman sultan Murad III. This marked the beginning of an extraordinary alignment with Muslim powers and of economic and political exchanges with the Islamic world of a depth not again experienced until the modern age. By the late 1580s, thousands of English merchants, diplomats, sailors, and privateers were plying their trade from Morocco to Persia. To finance these expeditions, they created the first-ever joint stock company, a revolutionary new business model that balanced risk and reward. Londoners were gripped with a passion for the Orient. Elizabeth became hooked on sugar as new words like "candy, " "turquoise, " and "tulip" entered the English language. Marlowe offered up Tamburlaine and Shakespeare wrote Othello six month after the first Moroccan ambassador's visit. In this groundbreaking book, Jerry Brotton reveals that Elizabethan England's relationship with the Muslim world was far more amicable--and far more extensive--than we have ever appreciated as he tells the riveting story of the traders and adventurers who first went East to seek their fortunes."--Inside jacket flaps
Summary
Chronicles the lesser-known story of Elizabeth I's bold alliance with the Ottoman Sultan in response to her trade-compromising excommunication from Rome and the sabotaging agendas of the King of Spain, a relationship that marked the beginning of England's economic, political and cultural exchanges with the Muslim world
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10529041
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.4205609/031
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA355
LC item number
.B69 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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the untold story of Elizabeth and Islam
Label
The Sultan and the Queen : the untold story of Elizabeth and Islam, Jerry Brotton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-324) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conquering Tunis -- The Sultan, the Tsar and the Shah -- The Battle for Barbary -- An Apt Man in Constantinople -- Unholy Alliances -- Sultana Isabel -- London Turns Turk -- Mahomet's Dove -- Escape from the Seraglio -- Sherley Fever -- More than a Moor -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn939704847
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525428824
Lccn
2016029495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99969111078
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1391388
  • (OCoLC)939704847
Label
The Sultan and the Queen : the untold story of Elizabeth and Islam, Jerry Brotton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Conquering Tunis -- The Sultan, the Tsar and the Shah -- The Battle for Barbary -- An Apt Man in Constantinople -- Unholy Alliances -- Sultana Isabel -- London Turns Turk -- Mahomet's Dove -- Escape from the Seraglio -- Sherley Fever -- More than a Moor -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn939704847
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525428824
Lccn
2016029495
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99969111078
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1391388
  • (OCoLC)939704847

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