Dangerous knowledge: orientalism and its discontents

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Overlook Press, Oct 19, 2006 - History - 409 pages
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An alternate history of the disparaged intellectual tradition of Orientalism explores how western scholars of Islamic culture came to be vilified as agents of European imperialism, in an account that profiles the intellectual and eccentric figures who introduced the Islamic world to America.

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User Review  - Trish Graboske - Goodreads

Can I give this six stars? Irwin demolishes the "truthiness" that undermines this field. Read full review

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Strident and cogent critique of Said's Orientalism. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Clash of Ancient Civilizations
9
An Ancient Heresy or a New Paganism
19
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Robert Irwin was born in 1946. He read modern history at Oxford and taught medieval history at the University of St. Andrews. He has held teaching appointments in Arabic and Middle Eastern history at Oxford and Cambridge.