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  • Peter T. Daniels
    Jan 31, 2007
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      I think that's the very review! I suspect a TLS-reader friend sent it to me in hard-copy, which is why I can't find it on line!

      Coincidentally, I've just read the short accounts of Browne and Nicholson that the reviewer focuses on. People should let me know if they'd be interested in my comments when I finish.
      Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Robert Griffin <muggleorsquib@...>
      To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 5:25:04 PM
      Subject: [ANE-2] Re: question about Orientalism book

      Might this be it?
      http://tls.timesonl ine.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@. ..>
      > 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
      > > 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
      > >
      > > 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
      > > with some rather elementary mistakes in areas I know about (such
      > > 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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