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Cultural Imaginings: Images and Illustrations

The full collection consists of some 700 volumes of oriental literature and orientalist scholarship, treating of various aspects of the history, culture, politics, literature and languages of the Middle East, the Ottoman Empire, Central Asia, the horn of Africa, the Indian sub-continent and the Islamic lands.  A large part of the collection is comprised of travelogues and other geographical works related to these regions.


This exhibit is a collaboration between George Washington University and Georgetown University. It highlights only a small portion of the collection.