Orientalism - Part 2, Orientalist Structures and Restructures: Silvestre de Sacy and Ernest Renan: Rational Anthropology and Philogical Laboratory Summary & Analysis

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Part 2, Orientalist Structures and Restructures: Silvestre de Sacy and Ernest Renan: Rational Anthropology and Philogical Laboratory Summary and Analysis

The nineteenth century study of Orientalism is carried on by Silvestre de Sacy, who is considered to be the founder of modern Orientalism. Sacy was born in 1757 and schooled at a Benedictine abbey where he learned Arabic, Syriac, Chaldean, and Hebrew. He went on to teach languages and became a professor at the College de France and did a lot of translations for official purposes. His work is considered to be scholarly because it is the first that is based on a methodology that draws a link between scholarship and public policy. Sacy's work is a three volume compendium on Orientalism, and he also has other work on Arab grammar and...

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