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By Sabine Schülting,Sabine Lucia Müller,Ralf Hertel

An exploration of early smooth encounters among Christian Europe and the (Islamic) East from the viewpoint of functionality reports and performativity theories, this assortment specializes in the ways that those cultural contacts have been acted out at the actual and metaphorical phases of theatre, literature, track, international relations and trip. the quantity responds to the theatricalization of early sleek politics, to modern anxieties in regards to the rigidity among spiritual functionality and trust, to the circulate of fabric gadgets in intercultural kinfolk, and the eminent function of theatre and drama for the (re)imagination and negotiation of cultural distinction. participants research early sleek encounters with and within the East utilizing an cutting edge mix of literary and cultural theories. They rigidity the contingent nature of those contacts and display that they are often learn as moments of potentiality during which the way forward for political and financial kinfolk - in addition to the avid gamers' cultural, spiritual and gender identities - are at stake.

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