French Orientalism

French Orientalism

Culture, Politics, and the Imagined Other

eBook - 2010
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In 1798, Napolâeon I launched his Egyptian Campaign and opened what has become recognized as the canonic period of French Orientalism, which extends from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth century. As defined by Edward W. Said (Orientalism, 1978), Orientalism is intrinsically Eurocentric and places the Orient in opposition to the European West as the quintessentially foreign Other. In this sense, the Occident supposedly defines itself by gazing at the East as its inverse image and ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2010
ISBN: 9781443823449
1443823449
144382318X
9781443823180
Characteristics: 1 online resource (276 pages)
Additional Contributors: Wojtkowski, Chong J.

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