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The love of strangers : what six Muslim students learned in Jane Austen's London, Nile Green

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The love of strangers : what six Muslim students learned in Jane Austen's London
Title
The love of strangers
Title remainder
what six Muslim students learned in Jane Austen's London
Statement of responsibility
Nile Green
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In July 1815, six Iranian students arrived in London under the escort of their chaperone, Captain Joseph D'Arcy. Their mission was to master the modern sciences behind the rapid rise of Europe. Over the next four years, they lived both the low life and high life of Regency London, from being down and out after their abandonment by D'Arcy to charming their way into society and landing on the gossip pages. The Love of Strangers tells the story of their search for love and learning in Jane Austen's England. Drawing on the Persian diary of the student Mirza Salih and the letters of his companions, Nile Green vividly describes how these adaptable Muslim migrants learned to enjoy the opera and take the waters at Bath. But there was more than frivolity to their student years in London. Burdened with acquiring the technology to defend Iran against Russia, they talked their way into the observatories, hospitals, and steam-powered factories that placed England at the forefront of the scientific revolution. All the while, Salih dreamed of becoming the first Muslim to study at Oxford. The Love of Strangers chronicles the frustration and fellowship of six young men abroad to open a unique window onto the transformative encounter between an Evangelical England and an Islamic Iran at the dawn of the modern age. This is that rarest of books about the Middle East and the West: a story of friendships" -- Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Green, Nile
Dewey number
942.1073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mohammed Saulih, Mirza
  • Iranians
  • Muslims
  • Students, Foreign
  • Friendship
  • East and West
  • England
  • England
  • Iran
  • London (England)
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The love of strangers : what six Muslim students learned in Jane Austen's London, Nile Green
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introducing Mr. D'Arcy's Persians -- Knowledge -- One. In search of a teacher -- Two. The Madrasas of Oxford -- Faith -- Three. Among the dissenters -- Four. Evangelical engagements -- Friendship -- Five. Diplomatic friendships -- Six. The love of strangers -- Afterlives -- A note on sources and method
Control code
000055092376
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 388 pages
Isbn
9780691168326
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015008234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)931624851
Label
The love of strangers : what six Muslim students learned in Jane Austen's London, Nile Green
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Introducing Mr. D'Arcy's Persians -- Knowledge -- One. In search of a teacher -- Two. The Madrasas of Oxford -- Faith -- Three. Among the dissenters -- Four. Evangelical engagements -- Friendship -- Five. Diplomatic friendships -- Six. The love of strangers -- Afterlives -- A note on sources and method
Control code
000055092376
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 388 pages
Isbn
9780691168326
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015008234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)931624851

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