Topic: Orientalism

Egyptian intellectual, reformer and cultural politician Taha Hussein (source: Wikipedia)

Taha Hussein, a biography

Modern Egypt's great pioneer

Jordanian author Jalal Barjas, this year's winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (photo: IPAF)

Interview with Jordanian novelist Jalal Barjas

"Some Arab writers present distorted images of their societies"

Protests against the miserable economic situation in Tunis in December 2020 (photo: Fethi Belaid/AFP/Getty Images)

Arab world

"The people aren't ready" – can Arabs do democracy?

Richard W. Bulliet of Columbia University attends The Louise Blouin Foundation Presents The Fifth Annual Blouin Creative Leadership Summit – Day 1 at the Metropolitan Club on 19 September 2011 in New York City (photo: Thos Robinson/Getty Images for The Louise Blouin Foundation)

Richard W. Bulliet's "Methodists and Muslims: My life as an Orientalist"

The agency of historians. Or what Edward Said missed out on

Edward Said (photo: picture-alliance/akg)

Interview with Prof Timothy Brennan

Why Edward Said still matters

"Abolition de l'esclavage" by François-Auguste Biard, 1849 (photo: 1. www.assemblee-nationale.fr2. langlois.blog.lemonde.fr, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org)

"A Slave Between Empires: A Transimperial History of North Africa"

Decolonising Maghreb history

"Bonaparte before the Sphinx" by Jean-Leon Gerome, 1824 -1904 (source: Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

The West and the Middle East

Casting a long shadow – Napoleon's intervention in Egypt

Manacles (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/B. Pedersen)

Muslim racism and imperialism

Power and exclusion

Founding members of The Moorish Science Temple of America (source: www.moorishsciencetempleofamerica.info)

Book review: Jacob S. Dormanʹs ʺThe Princess and the Prophetʺ

Birthing America's Nation of Islam

Tomb of the Persion poet Hafez in Shiraz, Iran (source: Wikimedia)

Book review: Stefan Weidner's ʺ1001 Books. The Literatures of the Orientʺ

The Middle East – a rich vein of world literature

Portrait photo of the Palestinian-American cultural critic Edward Said taken in 1999 (photo: picture-alliance/akg)

Father of post-colonial studies

Edward Said – exiled between cultures

The new Aladdin film starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Nasim Pedrad (source: YouTube; film trailer)

Hollywoodʹs flirtation with 1001 Nights

The Aladdin controversy

Cover of Susannah Heschelʹs "Jewish Islam" (published in German by Matthes & Seitz; source: SWR)

Book review: Susannah Heschel on "Jewish Islam"

Jewish Orientalism?

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