German Orientalism: The Study of the Middle East and Islam from 1800 To 1945

German Orientalism: The Study of the Middle East and Islam from 1800 To 1945

by Ursula Wokoeck

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415464901
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 06/10/2009
Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Ursula Wokoeck teaches Middle East history at the Rothberg International School, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at the Department for Middle East Studies, Ben-Gurion University; her research interests focus on developments in historiography and the social and legal history of the modern Middle East.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Working at the university 3. Writings and writers on the Middle East 4. The establishment of modern Oriental studies 5. The beginning of differentiation: Sanskrit and Semitic languages 6. The emergence of Assyriology 7. Islamic studies: The emergence of a (sub-)discipline? 8. The primacy of political factors: 1933–45 9. Conclusion

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