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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Review: OrientalismUser Review - Charles Shapiro - Goodreads
This is a classic book on how the west views the east, more specifically the Arab east. It reviews the history and thinkers who visited the broad Middle East who were western. His main thesis is that ... Read full review
Review: OrientalismUser Review - Vasia Doulougeri - Goodreads
Said offers an interesting perspective, yet his view on western politics can only be described as borderline conspiracism. Read full review