The author presents a critique of the Western World's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East and Arab people. In this study, the author traces the origins of the West's concept of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Beholderess - LibraryThing
As been said by other reviewers, a seminal but flawed work. A must-read for every student of cultural studies, colonial/post-colonial studies and even history. The flaws include overgeneralisation and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing
A literary/philosophical analysis of perceptions of 'the Orient' as something different, exotic, passionate, religious, and inferior. The Orient as it was, was thought of as such - in many ways- since ... Read full review