Nexus Lecture Edward Said -

22 September 1994
Tilburg University

Retrospective Thoughts on Orientalism

His book Orientalism (1975), in which Edward Said laid bare the prejudices which determined the Western, ‘orientalist’ outlook on the Arab world and the Middle East, caused an enormous stir on appearing. Fifteen years later, in the first Nexus lecture, Said looks back on its impact. He defends himself against those critics who call him anti-Western and points to a positive development which has since become noticeable in science: the questioning of assumptions about peoples and cultures which have often been commonly accepted for centuries.

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Journal Nexus
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Nexus 10

De islam in Europa

De islam in Europa

Dutch publication containing the first Nexus Lecture ‘Retrospective Thoughts on Orientalism’ given by Edward Said in 1994. Other essays are about Islam in Europe.



Mandatory Palestine, 1935 - 2003

Edward Said

literary theorist and Palestinian activist