3692Re: [ANE-2] question about Orientalism book
- Jan 28, 2007I don't think this can be the book (it hasn't been reviewed in BMCR or RBL yet), though it looks not unfamiliar and not uninteresting. Is it out yet? The listing says "_ca._ 600 pp."
The alternate title for Irwin doesn't appear anywhere in the American edition, but if it's the right book, then I must say that the review I saw, wherever it may have been, was rather misleading! (I'm almost exactly halfway through.)
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...
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Quoting "Peter T. Daniels" <grammatim@verizon. net>:
> Not too long ago -- perhaps about six months ago -- one of the lists IIs this the posting you remember?:
> subscribe to posted a review of a recent book surveying the Orientalism
> debate that offered a decidedly anti-Said position. Can anyone identify this
> book for me -- and point me to the review? It is not BMCR or RBL; it may have
> been TLS or possibly (though doubtfully) NYRB or something like that.
> It can't have been *Dangerous Knowledge*, by Robert Irwin, which is a fairly
> superficial catalog of the history of European study of Islam and Arabic,
> with some rather elementary mistakes in areas I know about (such as
> consistently using "Indo-Aryan" to mean "Indo-European, " and calling the
> editing of texts "dull but necessary" -- several times), that addresses Said
> only in the closing chapter.
> I seem to recall that the book I'm looking for had different titles in the UK
> and the US.
From <http://www.sheffiel dphoenix. com/showbook. asp?bkid= 45>:
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Orientalism, Assyriology and the Bible
Edited by Steven W. Holloway
c. 600 pp. Hardback
Series: Hebrew Bible Monographs, 10
1-905048-37- 8, 978-1-905048- 37-3 hardback
£30 / $55 / ¤45 (Scholar's Price)
£60 / $110 / ¤90 (List Price)
?Orientalism? refers both to the academic study of the Orient and
to Western scholarship that clings to stock images of the timeless
East and oriental despotism. This landmark collection of essays,
the first in its field, is written by seasoned art historians,
Assyriologists and biblical specialists; it is organized under four
Otherwise, you may be thinking of _For Lust of Knowing_ which is the "other
title" for _Dangerous Knowledge_. It seems to fit your description.
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