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Archaeology of History : Historical Construction of the Concepts and Images of the Other in Western Orientalist and Colonial Discourses - Kamal Rasul

Archaeology of History

Historical Construction of the Concepts and Images of the Other in Western Orientalist and Colonial Discourses

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Published: 29th April 2010
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""Combining a sophisticated Marxian approach with that sense of surprise empirical reading and practice can give, in almost 19th century fashion Rasul re-examines the images and concepts of "orientalism" from the Greeks onwards, demonstrating convincingly the building-up of habits of discursive practices in relation to "the other" at a very early stage of written culture. I think he reads Homer, Hesiod, Herodotus, Thucydides, Aeschlus, Xylophone and I Socrates Well - and he takes care not only to build up what are to be axiomatic structures of racism but also but also to dissent from them. He explores alternative possibilities and their role in then- current political and historical situations. He then takes his analysis (after looking at Virgil) in to the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The texts are various: Marco Polo, St Augustine, and he looks at the Elizabethan He explores alternative possibilities and their role in then- current political and historical situations. He then takes his analysis (after looking at Virgil) in to the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The texts are various: Marco Polo, St Augustine, and he looks at the Elizabethan chroniclers such as R. Hakluyt. The thesis ends at the conclusion of the mercantile capitalist era by looking at Kinneir" Journals which stand on the threshold of 19th century imperialism.""

ISBN: 9781452010113
ISBN-10: 1452010110
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 29th April 2010
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43