By: Said, Edward (1935-2003) سعيد, ادوارد / Trans. Jazmati, Nadhir
Orientalism', here in Arabic. Edward Said's modern classic, first published in 1978. This is a groundbreaking critique of the West's historical perceptions of the East - a history of Orientalism and its effects on western ideology towards the 'Orient'.
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Said, Edward (1935-2003) سعيد, ادوارد / Trans. Jazmati, Nadhir
Dar Ninawa, Syria 2016 Arabic Edition
17 x 24 cm
Thought - Culture - Orientalism
In this highly acclaimed work, Edward Said surveys the history and nature of Western attitudes towards the East, considering Orientalism as a powerful European ideological creation – a way for writers, philosophers and colonial administrators to deal with the ‘otherness’ of Eastern culture, customs and beliefs. He traces this view through the writings of Homer, Nerval and Flaubert, Disraeli and Kipling, whose imaginative depictions have greatly contributed to the West’s romantic and exotic picture of the Orient. In his new preface, Said examines the effect of continuing Western imperialism after recent events in Palestine, Afghanistan and Iraq.