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Orientalism   Listen
noun
Orientalism  n.  
1.
Any system, doctrine, custom, expression, etc., peculiar to Oriental people.
2.
Knowledge or use of Oriental languages, history, literature, etc.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Orientalism" Quotes from Famous Books



... fanaticism. She swerved to left and right, so exactly as to avoid enormous obstacles. She left on one hand the huge bulk of Arianism, buttressed by all the worldly powers to make Christianity too worldly. The next instant she was swerving to avoid an orientalism, which would have made it too unworldly. The orthodox Church never took the tame course or accepted the conventions; the orthodox Church was never respectable. It would have been easier to have accepted the earthly power of the Arians. It would have been easy, in the Calvinistic seventeenth ...
— Orthodoxy • G. K. Chesterton

... merges into tenderness. The recurrence of this minor chord, in the savage sweep of Burton's protest against the irony of existence, is a fascination that the "Kasidah" has in common with every great poem of the world. The materialism of the book is peculiar in that it is Oriental, and Orientalism is peculiarly mystical. The verse is blunt, and almost coarse in places, but here and there are gentler touches, softer tones, that search out the sorrow at the heart of things. It is worthy, in its power, of ...
— Volume 10 of Brann The Iconoclast • William Cowper Brann



Words linked to "Orientalism" :   humanities, arts, humanistic discipline, orientalist, quality, Oriental Studies



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