Lecture #9: Orientalisms

sardanapal.jpg (164645 bytes) Keywords
Orientalism
Barbary
Saracens
Moors
Delacroix
exoticism
seraglio
ethnography
Napoleon’s expedition to Egypt

Sites of
Interest:

Orientalists and the Middle East

Reviews of Edward Said's Works

Reviews of Edward Said's Orientalism (1978)

Edward Said's Orientalism: a Brief Definition

Morocco

ArabNet - The Resource for the Arab World in the Middle East and North Africa

ArabNet -- Algeria, History, French Colonisation

 

Delacroix, Death of Sardanopolous (1827)

 

1. What is the Orient?

A. Images of the Orient in Orientalist Painting
(slide show)

2. Early encounters with the Orient

A. Medieval encounters: the Moorish infidels B. Early modern European conceptions of the Orient: 1500-1750

3. Orientalism in the Enlightenment

4. Orientalism and Colonialism in the 19th Century

A. 19th-century European expansion in the Near East
B. Knowledge and Imperial Power: Napoleon in Egypt