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For lust of knowing : the orientalists and their enemies

Author: Robert Irwin
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In recent times Orientalists have been variously accused of imperialism, colonialism and distorting history. Robert Irwin powerfully overturns this view and radically reassesses their influence and legacy: he makes the definitive case for the Orientalists. Irwin charts the origins of Orientalism and its foremost practitioners, from Ancient Greece up to the present day. In doing so, he finally banishes the ghosts of  Read more...
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Named Person: Edward W Said
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Irwin
ISBN: 0140289232 9780140289237
OCLC Number: 71807778
Notes: Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2006.
Description: 409 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The clash of ancient civilizations --
An ancient heresy or a new paganism --
Renaissance Orientalism --
The holiness of Oriental studies --
Enlightenment of a sort --
Oriental studies in the age of steam and cant --
A house divided against itself --
The all too brief heyday of Orientalism --
An enquiry into the nature of a certain twentieth-century polemic --
Enemies of Orientalism.
Responsibility: Robert Irwin.

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The history of Orientalism shows that, whether making philological comparisons between Arabic and Hebrew, cataloguing the coins of Fatimid Egypt or establishing the chronology of Harun al-Rashid's  Read more...

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