The author presents a critique of the Western World's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East and Arab people. In this study, the author traces the origins of the West's concept of "Orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East.
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ORIENTALISMUser Review - Kirkus
One may quibble with the title: this is a study of Islamic Orientalism solely, of Western representations of the Near East, with little or no direct reference to Persia, India, China, Japan. Professor ... Read full review
Review: OrientalismUser Review - Leonard - Goodreads
Said's masterwork on the Western view of the East is not only a breathtaking work of scholarship, but a vital method of understanding the 'othering' that has allowed us to come to our current grim political pass. Read full review