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Arab Representations of the Occident: East-West Encounters by Rasheed El-Enany

By Rasheed El-Enany

This is without doubt one of the first books in English to discover Arab responses to Western tradition and values in smooth Arab literature. via in-depth examine El-Enany examines the attitudes as expressed more often than not via works of fiction written by means of Arab authors throughout the 20th, and, to a lesser volume, 19th century. It constitutes an unique addition to the age-old East-West debate, and is especially correct to the present dialogue on Islam and the West.

Alongside elevating hugely topical questions about stereotypical ideas concerning Arabs and Muslims normally, the booklet explores representations of the West through the most important Arab intellectuals over a two-century interval, as much as the current day, and may entice people with an curiosity in Islam, the center East, nationalism and the so-called ‘Clash of Civilizations’.

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