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Orientalism (academic)
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Academic orientalism is the scholarly study of Near and Middle Eastern and Asian languages and cultures in institutions in parts of the world where they are not native, especially Western Europe and the United States. Such institutions as monasteries, scientific academies, libraries, and universities promoted knowledge of languages, mediaeval or modern, o…

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Marchand, Suzanne and Foster, Benjamin, “Orientalism (academic)”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 28 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_62683>
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