Once upon the Orient Wave

    Once upon the Orient Wave

    Milton and the Arab-Muslim World

    Eid Abdullah Dahiyat

    Hesperus 2012

    Hardback 160pp

    9781843913610   Product Code: 99618

    Like other writers of his time, Milton had only a sketchy idea of Islam and the Arab world, largely gleaned from travellers' tales. Yet his work, including Paradise Lost, abounds in oriental references. This fascinating study identifies these allusions, traces their sources, and assesses the state of Arabic scholarship in early 17th century England, before discussing the later, varied response of Arab writers and scholars to Milton.

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