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  • Robert Griffin
    Jan 31, 2007
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      Might this be it?
      http://tls.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,25340-2184814,00.html
      The article, titled 'Where Edward Said was wrong", is by Christopher
      de Bellaigue, and is a review of Robert Irwin's _For Lust of Knowing_.

      Be Well,
      Bob Griffin
      --- In ANE-2@yahoogroups.com, "Peter T. Daniels" <grammatim@...>
      wrote:
      >
      > I 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@...
      >
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message ----
      > From: "sbudin@..." <sbudin@...>
      > To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2007 7:11:45 PM
      > Subject: Re: [ANE-2] question about Orientalism book
      >
      > Quoting "Peter T. Daniels" <grammatim@verizon. net>:
      >
      > > Not too long ago -- perhaps about six months ago -- one of the
      lists I
      > > 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.
      >
      > Is this the posting you remember?:
      >
      > From <http://www.sheffiel dphoenix. com/showbook. asp?bkid= 45>:
      > ============ ========= ========= ========= ========= ==
      >
      > 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
      > rubrics:
      >
      > --------
      >
      > 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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