The Orientalist

Author: James Noble (Orientalist)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Folk literature

Page: 380

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Islam and the Orientalist World-system

Author: Khaldoun Samman,Mazhar Al-Zo'by

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317257316

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 3912

Featuring Immanuel Wallerstein, Joseph Massad, Marnia Lazreg, and other well-known and emerging new authors, this book seeks a more accurate understanding of Islam and Islamic societies' role and relations to global cultural and economic realities. The book confronts a trend today of analyzing Islam as a "cultural system" that stands outside of, and even predates, modernity. The authors see this trend as part of a racist discourse unaware of the realities of contemporary Islam. Islamic societies today are products of the world capitalist system and cannot be understood as being separate from its forces. The authors offer a more carefully constructed and richer portrait of Islamic societies today and forcefully challenge the belief that Islam is not part of, nor much affected by, the modern world-system.

The Orientalist

Author: Tom Reiss

Publisher: Random House Incorporated


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 478

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Describes the complex life of Jewish writer Lev Nussimbaum, detailing his birth into a wealthy Jewish family, his transformation into a Muslim prince, his success as an author in Nazi Germany, and his premature death.

Orientalist Aesthetics

Author: Roger Benjamin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520222172

Category: Art

Page: 352

View: 9915

Benjamin's rediscovery of the important Society of French Orientalist Painters provides a critical context for understanding a rich body of work, including that of indigenous Algerian artists whose careers have never before been discussed in English.".


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: East Indies

Page: N.A

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Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804153868

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world.

The Orientalist

Author: Tom Reiss

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Authors, German

Page: 433

View: 8585

An extraordinary and hugely topical story of a Jewish man's passion for the Arab world. The Orientalist is the extraordinary story of a Jewish man's passion for the Arab world as political extremism swept Europe. Part Quest for Corvo, part Seven Pillars of Wisdom, it unravels the mysterious life of Lev Nussimbaum, a man born on the border of Europe and Persia, just as Revolution began to redraw the map. To read this book is to wander into a fabulous and forgotten civilisation, buried for ever by the forces of Naziism and Bolshevism. Tom Reiss first came across Nussimbaum when he went to the ex-USSR to research Russia's oil reserves, and discovered a novel instead. Ali and Nino is a captivating love story set in the glamorous city of Baku, Azerbaijan's capital, and a turn-of-the-century monument to cosmopolitanism and the huge wealth generated by Russia's black gold. The novel changed the way Reiss looked at East-West relations, but who was Kurban Said, its supposed author? And why had he and his book faded into obscurity? A chance encounter suggested to Reiss that Said was a pseudonym for Nussimbaum, but finding Lev was not so easy. For five years, Reiss tracked Nussimbaum's protean identity from a wealthy Jewish childhood in Baku, to a romantic adolescence in Persia on the run from the Bolsheviks, and an exile in Berlin as bestselling author and self-proclaimed Muslim prince. The fascinating story he tells is one of self-aggrandisement and willing deception, but also of political and religious tolerance, and the romantic dream of a universal brotherhood. Author Bio: - Tom Reiss is a journalist and writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the New Yorker. He is the co-author of Fuhrer-Ex: Memoirs of a Former Neo-Nazi. He lives in New York.

Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament

Author: Carol A. Breckenridge,Peter van der Veer

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812214369

Category: History

Page: 355

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This book explores the ways in which colonial administrators constructed knowledge about the society and culture of India and the processes through which that knowledge has shaped past and present Indian reality.


Author: Alexander Lyon Macfie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317875338

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 5555

At a crucial moment in the history of relations of East and West, Orient and Occident, Christianity and Islam, Orientalism provides a timely account of the subject and the debate. In the 1960s and 1970s a powerful assault was launched on 'orientalism', led by Edward Said. The debate ranged far beyond the traditional limits of 'dry-as-dust' orientalism, involving questions concerning the nature of identity, the nature of imperialism, Islamophobia, myth, Arabism, racialism, intercultural relations and feminism. Charting the history of the vigorous debate about the nature of orientalism, this timely account revisits the arguments and surveys the case studies inspired by that debate.