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New Book by Professor Elisabeth Fraser Receives Special Recognition

January 19, 2018

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Art History Professor Elisabeth Fraser's latest book, Mediterranean Encounters: Artists Between Europe and the Ottoman Empire, 1774–1839, has been named a 2017 Outstanding Academic Title in Choice magazine's January 2018 edition.

This places Mediterranean Encounters in a curated list of the best scholarly titles reviewed by Choice and gives the publication the recognition of the academic library community.

Choice, a publishing unit of the of the Association of College and Research Libraries, selects its Outstanding Academic based on their overall excellence in presentation and scholarship, importance relative to other literature in the field, and distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form.

Also considered in evaluating titles are originality or uniqueness of treatment, value to undergraduate students, and importance in building undergraduate library collections.

Penn State University Press, publisher of Mediterranean Encounters, describes the publication on its website, "... Fraser shows that artists and the works they created in the Mediterranean during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries were informed by mutual dependence and reciprocity between European nations and the Ottoman Empire." Read more at the publisher's website.

Fraser specializes in the history of art from the 18th to 20th centuries in Europe and the Ottoman Empire. For more information, see her biography at the School of Art and Art History.