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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. I did not, like him, attempt a critical knowledge of their dialects, for I did not contemplate making any other use of them than temporary amusement.
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 author of the book is Tajik orientalist Davlatali Davlatzoda, who devoted several years to the study of culture and religion in the countries of the Arab East.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- French Orientalist and Iranologist Charles-Henri de Fouchecour was paid tribute with an honorary membership of Iran's Academy of Persian Language and Literature.
Visit royalmansour.com WHERE TO GO Check out the Jardin Majorelle, a two and half acre botanical garden and artist's landscape garden, created by the French Orientalist artist Jacques Majorelle over almost forty years ago.
Summary: A newly discovered version of Eugene Delacroix's Orientalist masterpiece, "Women of Algiers" went on show for the first time in Paris Thursday.
La Galerie at Alliance Francaise is presenting an exhibition, 1900 Orient, featuring Orientalist paintings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries by well-known European artists.
Exploring the beauty and controversy of Orientalist art.
In the beautifully and profusely illustrated pages of "Orientalist Lives: Western Artists in the Middle East, 1830-1920", Parry reveals what led this surprisingly diverse and idiosyncratic group of men (and some women) to often remote and potentially dangerous locations, from Morocco to Egypt, the Levant, and Turkey.
Co-curated by Dr Julia Gonnella, director of MIA, and Rania Abdellatif, the exhibition features more than 100 iconic pieces including Syrian pre-Islamic artefacts, orientalist paintings and photographs, as well as precious works of Islamic art from Syria's rich history: early Qurans, medieval manuscripts, glass, ceramics, textiles and colourful tiles.
Co-curated by Dr Julia Gonnella, director of MIA and Rania Abdellatif, the exhibition features more than 100 iconic pieces including Syrian pre-Islamic artefacts, Orientalist paintings and photographs, as well as precious works of Islamic art from Syria's rich history: early Qur'ans, medieval manuscripts, glass, ceramics, textiles and colourful tiles.