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ORIENTALISM Edward W. Said FOR JANET AND IBRAHIM Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1 The Scope of Orientalism I. Knowing the Oriental II. Imaginative Geography and Its Representations: Orientalizing the Oriental III. Projects IV. Crisis Chapter 2 Orientalist Structures and Restructures I. Redrawn Frontiers, Redefined Issues, Secularized Religion II. Silvestre de Sacy and Ernest Renan: Rational Anthropology and Philological Laboratory III. Oriental Residence and Scholarship: The Requirements of Lexicography and Imagination IV. Pilgrims and Pilgrimages, British and French Chapter 3 Orientalism Now I. Latent and Manifest Orientalism II. Style, Expertise, Vision: Orientalism’s Worldliness III. Modern Anglo-French Orientalism in Fullest Flower IV. The Latest Phase Notes Acknowledgments I have been reading about Orientalism for a number of years, but most of this book was written during 1975—1976, which I spent as a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California. In this unique and generous institution, it was my good fortune not only to have benefitted agreeably from several colleagues, but also from the help of Joan Warmbrunn, Chris Hoth, Jane Kielsmeier, Preston Cutler, and the center’s director, Gardner Lindzey. The list of friends, colleagues, and students who read, or listened to, parts or the whole of this manuscript is so long as to embarrass me, and now that it has finally appeared as a book, perhaps even them. Nevertheless I should mention with gratitude the always helpful encouragement of Janet and Ibrahim Abu-Lughod, Noam Chomsky, and Roger Owen, who followed this project from its beginning to its conclusion. Likewise I must gratefully acknowledge the helpful and critical interest of the colleagues, friends, and students in

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