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Fodor’s Caribbean 2015

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Fodor's Caribbean 2015 by Fodor's
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0804142629 | 1184 pages | EPUB | 31 MB

Fodor’s Caribbean 2015
In amazing full-color, covers almost 50 destinations in the Caribbean, from the Dominican Republic and Trinidad & Tobago, to Turks & Caicos and even Montserrat. The guide reviews the best each island has to offer, including activities, resorts, restaurants, nightspots, shops, and . It's a complete planning tool that will help travelers put together the perfect trip to an island paradise.
COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: is the only comprehensive, full-color guide to the region that is published and updated annually.
EXPANDED COVERAGE: The Caribbean is ever-changing, and this edition includes new resorts, restaurants, sports and activity outfitters, and attractions.
ILLUSTRATED FEATURES: Special "Fodor's Features" throughout the guide illuminate the most distinctive aspects of Caribbean culture and history, including the age of pirates and buccaneers; the many different cuisines of the region; dance and music; and activities such as sportfishing, diving and snorkeling, and chartering a yacht.
INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: An island finder helps travelers choose the perfect Caribbean destination. Each chapter opens with four pages that include an island map, the top reasons to go, and other essential information to help visitors plan their time effectively.
DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife.
INCLUDES: Aruba, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Barth, St. Lucia, St. Martin, Turks & Caicos, US Virgin Islands, and .
ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.
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Creating East and West: Renaissance Humanists and the Ottoman Turks

Nancy Bisaha – Creating East and West. Renaissance Humanists and the Ottoman Turks
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (September 6, 2006) | ISBN: 0812219767 | English | 320 pages | PDF | 15.87 MB
As the Ottoman Empire advanced westward from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries, humanists responded on a grand scale, leaving behind a large body of fascinating yet understudied works. These compositions included Crusade orations and histories; ethnographic, historical, and religious studies of the Turks; epic poetry; and even tracts on converting the Turks to Christianity. Most scholars have seen this vast literature as atypical of Renaissance humanism. Nancy Bisaha now offers an in-depth look at the body of Renaissance humanist works that focus not on classical or contemporary Italian subjects but on the Ottoman Empire, Islam, and the Crusades. Throughout, Bisaha probes these texts to reveal the significant role Renaissance writers played in shaping Western views of self and other.

Medieval concepts of Islam were generally informed and constrained by religious attitudes and rhetoric in which Muslims were depicted as enemies of the faith. While humanist thinkers of the Renaissance did not move entirely beyond this stance, Creating East and West argues that their understanding was considerably more complex, in that it addressed secular and cultural issues, marking a watershed between the medieval and modern. Taking a close look at a number of texts, Bisaha expands current notions of Renaissance humanism and of the history of cross-cultural perceptions. Engaging both traditional methods of intellectual history and more recent methods of cross-cultural studies, she demonstrates that modern attitudes of Western societies toward other cultures emerged not during the later period of expansion and domination but rather as a defensive intellectual reaction to a sophisticated and threatening power to the East.

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