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Orientalism

noun
1.
The scholarly knowledge of Asian cultures and languages and people.  Synonym: Oriental Studies.
2.
The quality or customs or mannerisms characteristic of Asian civilizations.






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... the matter recounted, and in closely studying, after the manner of Ewald, the recital itself. As a comparative grammarian, M. Quatremere was also very inferior to M. Le Hir. But his erudition in regard to orientalism was enormous. A new world opened before me, and I saw that what apparently could only be of interest to priests might be of interest to laymen as well. The idea often occurred to me from that time that I should one ...
— Recollections of My Youth • Ernest Renan



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



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