The Resource Islam and romantic orientalism : literary encounters with the Orient, Mohammed Sharafuddin

Islam and romantic orientalism : literary encounters with the Orient, Mohammed Sharafuddin

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Islam and romantic orientalism : literary encounters with the Orient
Title
Islam and romantic orientalism
Title remainder
literary encounters with the Orient
Statement of responsibility
Mohammed Sharafuddin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This important intervention in the debate on orientalism takes a fresh look at some of the main literary texts from the Romantic period explored by Edward Said's classic work. Sharafuddin recognized elements of truth in the thesis that Western writers and scholars created an image of the Muslim 'Orient' as a place of tyranny, unreason and immorality destined to be subjected and exploited by the civilized West. However, he argues that in the work of such writers as Southey, Byron, Moore, Landor and Beckford, the world of Islam appears not as an antithesis to the world of European 'civilization', but rather as an alternative cultural reality with its own values. He explores the sense in which the work of these writers opens up the possibility for a knowledge of the Orient that does not simply confirm ideologies of Western power and hegemony. Themes of the exotic and the fanciful in fact had the effect of challenging the boundaries of Western-cent[e]red culture and thus created the conditions for a more positive perception of other cultures. Although this did not translate into a new political and literary openness, it did at least demonstrate the existence of a more complex cultural interaction between East and West. This admission has been completely sidelined in many recent debates on orientalism. Above all, Sharafuddin argues that the Romantic writers in question present a rich and subversive view of the Orient not simply informed by inherited stereotypes. This book will be of great interest to those concerned with the debate about orientalism and post-colonialism and to students of 19th-century literature.--Back cover
Cataloging source
SNN
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Sharafuddin, Mohammed
Dewey number
  • 809.933217561
  • 821.709
Index
index present
LC call number
PR129.M54
LC item number
S48 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • English poetry
  • English poetry
  • Middle East
  • Orient
  • Exoticism in literature
  • Islamic civilization in literature
  • Islam in literature
  • East and West in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Engels
  • Letterkunde
  • Literaire thema's
  • Islam
  • Oosterse wereld
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Islam and romantic orientalism : literary encounters with the Orient, Mohammed Sharafuddin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Landor's Gebir and the establishment of romantic Orientalism -- Southey's Thalaba and Christo-Islamic ethics -- Thomas Moore's Lalla Rookh and the politics of irony -- Byron's 'Turkish tales" and realistic Orientalism
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxxv, 296 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035882546
Label
Islam and romantic orientalism : literary encounters with the Orient, Mohammed Sharafuddin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Landor's Gebir and the establishment of romantic Orientalism -- Southey's Thalaba and Christo-Islamic ethics -- Thomas Moore's Lalla Rookh and the politics of irony -- Byron's 'Turkish tales" and realistic Orientalism
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxxv, 296 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035882546

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