3772Re: question about Orientalism book
- Jan 31, 2007Might this be it?
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_.
--- In ANEfirstname.lastname@example.org, "Peter T. Daniels" <grammatim@...>
>or RBL yet), though it looks not unfamiliar and not uninteresting. Is
> I don't think this can be the book (it hasn't been reviewed in BMCR
it out yet? The listing says "_ca._ 600 pp."
>American edition, but if it's the right book, then I must say that
> The alternate title for Irwin doesn't appear anywhere in the
the review I saw, wherever it may have been, was rather misleading!
(I'm almost exactly halfway through.)
> --lists I
> 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
> > subscribe to posted a review of a recent book surveying theOrientalism
> > debate that offered a decidedly anti-Said position. Can anyoneidentify 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 likethat.
> >is a fairly
> > It can't have been *Dangerous Knowledge*, by Robert Irwin, which
> > superficial catalog of the history of European study of Islam andArabic,
> > with some rather elementary mistakes in areas I know about (suchas
> > consistently using "Indo-Aryan" to mean "Indo-European, " andcalling the
> > editing of texts "dull but necessary" -- several times), thataddresses Said
> > only in the closing chapter.titles in the UK
> > I seem to recall that the book I'm looking for had different
> > and the US.the "other
> 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
> Otherwise, you may be thinking of _For Lust of Knowing_ which is
> title" for _Dangerous Knowledge_. It seems to fit your description.
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