Orientalism : Western Conceptions of the Orient

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Providing an overview of western attitudes towards the East, this book sets out to challenge established western views of the Orient and of the Arab and Islamic world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 32mm | 322.06g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English, Spanish
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • notes, index
  • 0140238670
  • 9780140238679

Table of contents

Part 1 The scope of orientalism: knowing the oriental; imaginative geography and its representations - orientalizing the oriental; projects; crisis. Part 2 Orientalist structures and restructures: redrawn frontiers, redfined issues, secularized religion; Silvestre de Sacy and Ernest Renan - rational anthropology and philogical laboratory; oriental residence and scholarship - the requirements of lexicography and imagination; pilgrims and pilgrimages, British and French. Part 3 Orientalism now: latent and manifest orientalism; style, expertise, vision - orientalism's worldliness; modern Anglo-French orientalism in fullest flower; the latest phase.
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