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Baroque Orientalism

Nicholas Dew

in Orientalism in Louis XIV's France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199234844
eISBN:
9780191715716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234844.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter sets out the institutional and intellectual context of Orientalism in 17th-century France. The Orientalism of the 17th century was shaped by intellectual concerns and institutional ... More


Barthélemy d'Herbelot and the Place of Oriental Learning

Nicholas Dew

in Orientalism in Louis XIV's France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199234844
eISBN:
9780191715716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234844.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter follows the patronage career of the French orientalist, Barthélemy d'Herbelot (1625–1695), and uses it to further explore the institutional framework for Oriental studies in the late ... More


Was an Eastern Scholar Necessarily a Cultural Broker in Early Modern Europe?: Faustus Naironus (1628–1711), the Christian East, and Oriental Studies

Aurélien Girard

in Confessionalisation and Erudition in Early Modern Europe: An Episode in the History of the Humanities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266601
eISBN:
9780191896057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266601.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The article examines the Evoplia fidei catholicae romanae historico-dogmatica (The Historical-dogmatic Armour of the Roman Catholic Faith), a book which was published in Rome in 1694 by a Maronite, ... More


Russia's Own Orient: The Politics of Identity and Oriental Studies in the Late Imperial and Early Soviet Periods

Vera Tolz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199594443
eISBN:
9780191725067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594443.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book is about how intellectuals in early twentieth-century Russia offered a new and radical critique of the ways in which Oriental cultures were understood at the time. It shows that out of the ... More


Judah Benzion (‘Ben’) Segal 1912–2003

Edward Ullendorff and Sebastian Brock

in Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 130, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, IV

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263501
eISBN:
9780191734212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263501.003.0009
Subject:
History, Historiography

Judah Benzion Segal (1912–2003), a Fellow of the British Academy, had a long career as a teacher of Semitic languages at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. Segal’s ... More


Orientalism in Louis XIV's France

Nicholas Dew

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199234844
eISBN:
9780191715716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234844.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book poses the question: before the Enlightenment, and before the imperialism of the later 18th century, how did European readers find out about the varied cultures of Asia? The book presents a ... More


Oedipus in Rome

Daniel Stolzenberg

in Egyptian Oedipus: Athanasius Kircher and the Secrets of Antiquity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924144
eISBN:
9780226924151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924151.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter covers Kircher's return to Rome from Malta in 1638. Kircher was eager to return to the unfinished edition of the Coptic-Arabic lexicon and his ever-expanding hieroglyphic studies, and as ... More


Polyglot Forms

Seth Kimmel

in Parables of Coercion: Conversion and Knowledge at the End of Islamic Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226278285
eISBN:
9780226278315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226278315.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Expanding the insights of the religious reformer and linguist Juan de Valdés, the Morisco Ignacio de Las Casas and his fellow Jesuits recognized that lived contact produced linguistic fluency and ... More


Epilogue

Nicholas Dew

in Orientalism in Louis XIV's France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199234844
eISBN:
9780191715716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234844.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Epilogue draws together the themes of the preceding chapters, and offers concluding remarks. It is organized around the story of the philosopher G. W. Leibniz's attempts to verify Jesuit accounts ... More


‘London is blacker than lacquer’

Anne Witchard

in Lao She in London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139606
eISBN:
9789882208643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139606.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The cultural and social climate to which Lao She would respond in Er Ma was one both of hidebound retrenchment and outward-looking optimism, the latter thanks to the efforts of Binyon, Waley, and ... More


Orientalism and the Permanent Fix of War

Siraj Ahmed

in The Postcolonial Enlightenment: Eighteenth-Century Colonialism and Postcolonial Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199677597
eISBN:
9780191803710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199677597.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, European Literature

This chapter reiterates that the Company’s early Orientalists confound ideas about the ‘imperial project’, suggesting that 18th-century British India contained possibilities different from those of ... More


Nothingness and Desire: A Philosophical Antiphony

James W. Heisig

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838850
eISBN:
9780824871147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838850.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The six lectures that make up this book were delivered in March 2011 at London University's School of Oriental and Asian Studies as the Jordan Lectures on Comparative Religion. They revolve around ... More


Professor Johnston (1930–1935)

Shiona Airlie

in Scottish Mandarin: The Life and Times of Sir Reginald Johnston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139569
eISBN:
9789888180134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139569.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

Sir Reginald Johnston was initially in a relationship with Eileen Power, yet unfortunately their engagement was finally dissolved by Eileen. Thanks to his in-depth knowledge of China's affairs, he ... More


The School of Oriental and African Studies

Angela Penrose

in No Ordinary Woman: The Life of Edith Penrose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198753940
eISBN:
9780191815720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753940.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

This chapter covers the period 1960–78. A readership in economics with reference to the Middle East at the London School of Economics and School of Oriental and African Studies was followed in 1964 ... More


Oriental Studies and Current Affairs of Sikhism

J.P.S. Uberoi

Khalid Tyabji (ed.)

in Mind and Society: From Indian Studies to General Sociology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199495986
eISBN:
9780199099825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199495986.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter consists of four short pieces concerning Sikhism which serve as a pretext for an analysis of Sikh studies, both foreign and Indian. It includes an outline of the main tenets of the ... More


The Academic Study of Arabic in Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-Century Protestant Germany: A Preliminary Sketch*

Asaph Ben-Tov

in History of Universities: Volume XXVIII/2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198743651
eISBN:
9780191803826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743651.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter surveys Arabic studies by seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Protestant scholars in Germany. It shows that the main interest of these scholars lay with oriental texts. They had no ... More


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