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dc.contributor.advisor Kolb, Justin Al-Abboud, Dalia 2016-05-25T08:41:48Z 2016-05-25T22:00:26Z Spring 2016 en_US 2016-05-25
dc.description.abstract In my thesis, I exam the way the Islamic religion had been attacked and negatively portrayed in European literature for centuries after the advent of this monotheistic religion under Prophet Mohammed’s flag in the Arabian Peninsula. Islam was demeaned and its culture was distorted as a means of building upon Christian confidence in the face of the sophisticated faith of Islam, which was spreading with surprising speed (represented by the Ottoman Empire) in Christian Europe. I look at different European examples of the negative portrayals of Islam before focusing specifically on English Renaissance writers generally and Christopher Marlowe specifically as a representative of his era. By closely examining Marlowe’s Tamburlaine the Great we are enabled a deeper understanding of the way Islam was looked at with fear and grudging respect in sixteenth century England. By understanding the status of Islam and its past reception in European Christendom, we reach a better understanding of modern Islamophobia in its current form; only by attempting to re-read the past can we understand the present. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This piece of work would not have been possible without the love and support of my loving husband, who had stood with me every step of the way especially when I was at my lowest and most in need of a push. I also would love to acknowledge all my supervisors' patience and support throughout all the stages of my study. I thank God for the blessing of being able to make my dream of being an MA holder come true despite all the odds and hardships along the way. en_US
dc.format.extent 54 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
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dc.subject Tamburlaine,Christopher Marlowe, Islam, religion, Anglo-Ottoman en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title The Question of Islamophobia and Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline English and Comparative Literature en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of English and Comparative Literature en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Ghazoul, Ferial
dc.contributor.committeeMember Melaney, Wiliiam

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