1784742910
Hardback:Hidden heritage : rediscovering Britain's lost love for the Orient / Fatima Manji.:2021 Hardback Hidden heritage : rediscovering Britain's lost love for the Orient / Fatima Manji.
Hidden heritage : rediscovering Britain's lost love for the Orient / Fatima Manji.
Author: Manji, Fatima,
Publication year: 2021
Format: Hardback
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781784742911 (hbk.) :
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A vital new perspective on British history from award-winning broadcaster Fatima ManjiWhy was there a Turkish mosque adorning Britain's most famous botanic garden in in the eighteenth century? A vital new perspective on British history from award-winning broadcaster Fatima Manji"This is such an important, brave book that sheds a calm, bright light on the complexity of history at a time when simplistic assumptions have become the norm. It is truly brilliant" Elif ShafakWhy was there a Turkish mosque adorning Britain's most famous botanic garden in in the eighteenth century? And more importantly, why is it no longer there? How did one of the great symbols of an Indian king's power, a pair of Persian-inscribed cannon, end up in rural Wales? And who is the Moroccan man that stole British hearts depicted in a long forgotten portrait hanging in a west London stately home? Throughout Britain's galleries and museums, civic buildings and stately homes, relics can be found that beg these ques
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