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Orientalism
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date October 1, 1979
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780394740676
ISBN-10 039474067X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $16.95
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A provocative critique of Western attitudes about the Orient, this history examines the ways in which the West has discovered, invented, and sought to control the East from the 1700s to the present. (view table of contents)
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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.



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About: 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.
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9780394740676 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.95
About: A provocative critique of Western attitudes about the Orient, this history examines the ways in which the West has discovered, invented, and sought to control the East from the 1700s to the present.

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