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O·ri·en·tal·ism

also o·ri·en·tal·ism  (ôr′ē-ĕn′tl-ĭz′əm)
n.
1. Often Offensive A quality, mannerism, or custom specific to or characteristic of the Orient.
2. Scholarly study of Asian cultures and languages, especially by Westerners.
3. The adoption by Western artists of decorative elements evoking Asian or North African cultures.

O′ri·en′tal·ist adj. & n.

Orientalist

a specialist in Oriental history, art, literature, etc.
See also: History
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orientalist - a specialist in oriental subjects
specialiser, specialist, specializer - an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
Translations

orientalist

[ˌɔːrɪˈentəlɪst]
A. ADJorientalista
B. Norientalista mf

orientalist

nOrientalist(in) m(f)

Orientalist

[ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəlɪst] norientalista m/f
References in classic literature ?
The Brahmin legends assert that this city is built on the site of the ancient Casi, which, like Mahomet's tomb, was once suspended between heaven and earth; though the Benares of to-day, which the Orientalists call the Athens of India, stands quite unpoetically on the solid earth, Passepartout caught glimpses of its brick houses and clay huts, giving an aspect of desolation to the place, as the train entered it.
Idleness had ever been irksome to me, and now that I wished to fly from reflection, and hated my former studies, I felt great relief in being the fellow-pupil with my friend, and found not only instruction but consolation in the works of the orientalists.
Oh, I would fight for such a cause; but in return for a slow, profound, eternal torture, I would give back the same, were it possible; an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, as the Orientalists say, -- our masters in everything, -- those favored creatures who have formed for themselves a life of dreams and a paradise of realities.
The repetition of the US operation a year ago with the shelling of Shayrat airport will not happen, since the life of Russian military specialists is already under threat, and the Russian army will decisively knock down missiles aimed at the location of the Syrian units of Russian specialists, as well as their carriers - that is, the planes from which they will be launched, "the Orientalist explained.
This article discusses Max von Oppenheim's Orientalism as exemplified in his collection of photographs and costumes, in the midst of a growing Orientalist visual culture in turn-of-the-century Europe.
However, critics have scrutinized both works' potential reinforcement of Orientalist stereotypes, whether intentional or not.
Tens of thousands of people have been executed, and many tortured and imprisoned, for being labeled collaborators with orientalist Westerners.
Painting scenes in the market place, as well as portraits in the privacy of her hotel room, she concentrated upon capturing the appearance, costume and manners of her subjects, eschewing almost the standard themes of the Orientalist repertoire and instead presenting an account of the quotidian, of everyday life as she experienced it.
Just as Orientalist paintings from the old days tell us about the history of the region, the works of these New Orientalists document the changes that have taken place in the UAE over the last three decades.
AlBahie Auction House will hold its inaugural auction of Islamic and Orientalist art at Katara -- the Cultural Village on April 5.
Yet another manifestation of the renewed interest in Orientalist art, the book celebrates Essaydi's rise in the last ten years to a position of international recognition.
The whole phrasing of Islam in the early Meccan period as purely spiritualistic and moral, whereas the Medinan period was political and legal, is an Orientalist construction.