Lepanto and Beyond
Images of Religious Alterity from Genoa and the Christian Mediterranean
Edited by Laura Stagno and Borja Franco Llopis
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Interdisciplinary approach to the Iberian and Italian perceptions and representations of the Battle of Lepanto and the Muslim “other”
The Battle of
Lepanto, celebrated as the greatest triumph of Christendom over its Ottoman
enemy, was soon transformed into a powerful myth through a vast media campaign.
Lepanto – or rather, the varied storytelling and the many visual
representations that contributed to shape the perception of the battle in
Christian Europe – is the main focus of this book. In a broader perspective, Lepanto
and Beyond also gathers reflections on the construction of religious
alterity and offers analyses of specific case studies taken from different
fields, investigating the figure of the Muslim captive in reality, artistic
depiction, and literature. With different themes related to the Republic of
Genoa, the authors also aim to redress a perceived imbalance and to restore the
important role of the Genoese in the general scholarly discussion on Lepanto
and its images.
This publication is GPRC-labeled (Guaranteed Peer-Reviewed Content).
Format: Edited volume - ebook
Publication: March 15, 2021
Laura Stagno is associate professor of early modern art history at the University of Genoa and Scientific Director of the Museum of Palazzo del Principe in Genoa.