The Resource Orientalism and Islam : European thinkers on Oriental despotism in the Middle East and India, Michael Curtis

Orientalism and Islam : European thinkers on Oriental despotism in the Middle East and India, Michael Curtis

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Orientalism and Islam : European thinkers on Oriental despotism in the Middle East and India
Title
Orientalism and Islam
Title remainder
European thinkers on Oriental despotism in the Middle East and India
Statement of responsibility
Michael Curtis
Title variation
European thinkers on Oriental despotism in the Middle East and India
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Language
eng
Summary
Through an historical analysis of the theme of Oriental despotism, Michael Curtis reveals the complex positive and negative interaction between Europe and the Orient. The book also criticizes the misconception that the Orient was the constant victim of Western imperialism and the view that Westerners cannot comment objectively on Eastern and Muslim societies. The book views the European concept of Oriental despotism as based not on arbitrary prejudicial observation, but rather on perceptions of real processes and behavior in Eastern systems of government. Curtis considers how the concept developed and was expressed in the context of Western political thought and intellectual history, and of the changing realities in the Middle East and India. The book includes discussion of the observations of Western travelers in Muslim countries and analysis of the reflections of seven major thinkers: Montesquieu, Edmund Burke, Tocqueville, James and John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx, and Max Weber. -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
320.5/57
Index
index present
LC call number
JC381
LC item number
.C87 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Orientalism and Islam : European thinkers on Oriental despotism in the Middle East and India, Michael Curtis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-365) and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: What's past is prologue ---- European views of Islam and their correlation with Oriental despotism --- Observant travelers --- Political thinkers and the Orient --- The Oriental despotic universe of Montesquieu --- Edmund Burke and despotism in India --- Alexis de Tocqueville and colonization --- James Mill and John Stuart Mill : despotism in India --- Karl Marx : the Asiatic mode of production and Oriental despotism --- Max Weber : patrimonialism as a political type
Control code
ocn667034000
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 382 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511578731
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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239304
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.b2440438x
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)667034000
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