The Manifold Faces of the East: Western Images of Eastern Christianity and Islam in the Second Half of the XVIth Century

Event: International Colloquium

Location: NEC conference hall

31 October 2019, 17:00 – 18:30

Convener: Ionuț-Alexandru TUDORIE, Bogdan TĂTARU-CAZABAN

Participants: Daniel BENGA, Vasile-Adrian CARABĂ, Marian COMAN, Octavian NEGOIȚĂ, Ovidiu OLAR, Ergün ÖZSOY, Adina RUIU, Ovidiu SFERLEA, Bogdan TĂTARU-CAZABAN, Ionuț-Alexandru TUDORIE
Religious otherness is of key importance for the understanding of the relationships between different cultures and mentalities. The Colloquium will address the way in which the images of Eastern Christianity and Islam are constructed in the diaries and travel descriptions of Western Christians to the Ottoman Empire, especially Constantinople, during the second half of the 16th century. The travelogues we intend to analyse belong to clerics or diplomats pertaining to various European Christian cultures and denominations (Roman-Catholics, Lutherans, Reformed, Anglicans) and document the history of mentalities, religious otherness and the construction of cultural patterns.