publication . Article . 2009

Interpreting Dragomans: Boundaries and Crossings in the Early Modern Mediterranean

E. Natalie Rothman;
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  • Published: 17 Sep 2009
<jats:p>Early modern observers rarely failed to comment on the perceived diversity of peoples, customs, and languages of Mediterranean societies. This diversity they sought to capture in travel narratives, costume albums, missionary and diplomatic reports, bilingual dictionaries, and a range of other genres of the “contact zone.” Modern scholars, too, have celebrated the early modern Mediterranean's ostensibly multiple, diverse, and even “pluralist,” “cosmopolitan,” or “multicultural” nature. At the same time, in part thanks to the reawakened interest in Braudel's seminal work and in part as a much-needed corrective to the politically current but analytically ba...
free text keywords: dragomans, diplomacy, Venice, Ottoman Empire, patrimonial households, Sociology and Political Science, History, Ethnology, Multiculturalism, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Sociology, Narrative, Mediterranean climate, Pluralism (political theory)
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