Imperialism and Orientalism: A Documentary Sourcebook

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9781557867100: Imperialism and Orientalism: A Documentary Sourcebook

Imperialism and Orientalism assembles an unprecedented collection of archival and documentary materials that maps the ideological and political grounds for late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and European colonialism in Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East.

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Imperialism and Orientalism assembles an unprecedented collection of archival and documentary materials that map the ideological and political grounds for late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British and European colonialism in Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East. Treaties, company charters, travellers' reports, parliamentary debates, literary exempla, and personality profiles are complemented by maps, chronologies, bibliographies, and a strong editorial framework designed to facilitate the book's use in the classroom and as a resource for researchers.

Since the publication of Edward Said's seminal work Orientalism in 1979, the controversial issues of orientalism and the practices of orientalists have figured strongly in the progression of literary and cultural studies. This "archive" now presents a new key source for colonial and postcolonial studies.

About the Author:

Barbara Harlow is Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She has also taught at the American University in Cairo and University College, Galway and traveled extensively in the Middle East, Europe, Central America, and South Africa. She is the author of After Lives: Legacies of Revolutionary Writing (1996), Barred: Women, Writing, and Political Detention (1992), and Resistance Literature (1987).

Mia Carter is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She specializes in Twentieth-Century British Literary and Cultural Studies, Post-Colonial and Women's Studies. She is currently working on a book about urbanism, English landscapes, and twentieth-century reinterpretations of romanticism in contemporary British literature and film.

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