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Published: 09 July 2019

512 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198830139

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Useful Enemies

Islam and The Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought, 1450-1750

Noel Malcolm

  • Provides an overview of three centuries of the mental world of those in the West who wrote in a political way about the East
  • Contains a new interpretation of the origins of the concept of "oriental despotism"
  • Sheds new light on major writers (e.g. Machiavelli, Bodin, Montesquieu), but also gives new prominence to many less well-known ones