American Missionaries in the Ottoman Empire

American Missionaries in the Ottoman Empire

ISBN 9783839438084
Publisher transcript Verlag
Year 2017
Number of pages 260
Categories Cultural History
By Hami Inan Gümüs
Languages English

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This book is a metaphor based analysis of the texts produced by the missionaries of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in the Ottoman Empire between 1820-1898. It explores the conceptual metaphor networks inherent to the official missionary discourse. The explication of these networks uncovers how the missionaries defined and depicted themselves and what they encountered. Being a synthesis of literary studies, linguistics, cultural history, and religious studies the work analyzes the missionary narrative in its historical context by applying literary, narratological, and linguistic tools.