An Other Middle East - Muslim readings of Orientalists and travelers between the 17th and 19th century

Andersen, R. (Lecturer)

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An Other Middle East - Muslim readings of Orientalists and travelers between the 17th and 19th century

 

The image of Western scholarship on the Middle East has been analyzed in various studies, drawing particularly on Edward Said's Orientalism (1978). These studies often imply a one-dimensioned perspective on the mutual encounters between "Orient" and "Occident", ignoring for instance the reception of Orientalist ideas and images by Muslims and/or Arab readers. Focusing on references by contemporary Muslim actors to Orientalists and travelers between the 17th and 19th century, this paper draws attention to the echo of Orientalist literature and scholarship in the "Orient" itself and analyses its impact on cultural inheritance.

Period4. Dec 2009
Event titleRe-inventing the Mediterranean? The Middle East and Europe after Lisbon and Union for the Mediterranean : null
Event typeConference
LocationOdense, Denmark