American Missionaries in the Ottoman Empire

A Conceptual Metaphor Analysis of Missionary Narrative, 1820-1898

Hami Inan Gümüş

Transcript-Verlag

American Missionaries in the Ottoman Empire

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Pub Date: October 2017

ISBN: 9783837638080

230 Pages

Format: Paperback

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American Missionaries in the Ottoman Empire

A Conceptual Metaphor Analysis of Missionary Narrative, 1820-1898

Hami Inan Gümüş

Transcript-Verlag

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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 from 1820-1898. It explores the conceptual metaphor networks inherent to official missionary discourse. The explication of these networks uncovers how the missionaries defined and depicted themselves and what they encountered. 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.

About the Author

Hami Inan Gümüs is an associated postdoc at the Graduate School of Society and Culture in Motion, Halle, Germany. His current research focuses on American missionary activities in the Ottoman Empire.