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"The theme is the way in which intellectual traditions are created and trans-mitted... Orientalism is the example Mr. Said uses, and by it he means something precise. The scholar who studies the Orient (and specifically the Muslim Orient), the imaginitive writer who takes it as his subject, and the institutions which have been concerned with teaching it, settling it, ruling it, all have a certain representation or idea of the Orient defined as being other than the Occident, mysterious, unchanging and ultimately inferior." --Albert Hourani, New York Review of Books
The noted critic and a Palestinian now teaching at Columbia University,examines the way in which the West observes the Arabs.See all Editorial Reviews
Said is a great scholar and knows his subject better then most, if not all, politicians and their staff in Washington. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Frank Zacharias
Thank you so much for the quick and accurate order. I'm very excited to start reading the book.Published 3 months ago by Melissa Otero
The relationship between Middle East Arabs and Western Europeans during the last one-thousand years more or less recognized each other as existing on opposite ends of the Earth. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Larry Hart