Orientalism Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of whom did Sir Hamilton Gibb say at in his obituary notice in 1962, he "never ceased to seek out in later Islamic literature and devotion" (264)?

2. When was Princeton's department of Near Eastern Studies founded?

3. Who is the author of Muhammedanisches Recht?

4. When was the essay "L'Occident devant l"orient: Primaute d'une Solution Culturelle" published?

5. When was The Legacy of Islam published?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was Gustave E. von Grunebaum and what works did he contribute to Orientalism?

2. What were the differences between the pilgrimages to the Orient by Chateaubriand and others such as Flaubert, Vigny, Nerval and others?

3. How did Nietzsche describe the truth of language, as cited in Chapter 3?

4. Who was William Muir? What were his contributions to Orientalism?

5. How does the author describe the Orient's depictions in the works of Byron and Hugo in Chapter 2?

6. How does the author describe the "over-value" of the Orient and the subsequent backlash in Chapter 2 (150)?

7. How does the author define latent and manifest Orientalism in Chapter 3?

8. What led up to the Yom Kippur War?

9. Who wrote Le Regne Animal and how was this work connected to Orientalism?

10. Who was Reinhart Dozy and what were his contributions to Orientalism?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the works of Abraham-Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron and William Jones. What books and/or essays did these individuals produce? In what ways were their ideas similar? How were they different?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Henry Kissinger's views on globalism and international politics. How does Kissinger perceive foreign policy? What are the opposing styles of foreign policy as defined by Kissinger? How do Kissinger's views relate to Orientalism?

Essay Topic 3

In what ways did Barthelemy d'Herbelot expand knowledge of Islam in the West? Upon what different areas were d'Herbelot's ideas and studies based? What two periods did d'Herbelot divide history? What are the two types of history as defined by d'Herbelot?

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