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Orientalism and Islam European Thinkers on Oriental Despotism in the Middle East and India

ISBN-10: 0521749611

ISBN-13: 9780521749619

Edition: 2009

Authors: Michael Curtis

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List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/8/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Michael Curtis is distinguished professor emeritus of political science at Rutgers University. He is the author of numerous books, including Israel in the Third World, Antisemitism in the Contemporary World, Orientalism and Islam, and Should Israel Exist?: A Sovereign Nation under Attack by the International Community.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: What's Past Is Prologue
European Views of Islam and Their Correlation with Oriental Despotism
Observant Travelers
Political Thinkers and the Orient
The Oriental Despotic Universe of Montesquieu
Edmund Burke and Despotism in India
Alexis de Tocqueville and Colonization
James Mill and John Stuart Mill: Despotism in India
Karl Marx: The Asiatic Mode of Production and Oriental Despotism
Max Weber: Patrimonialism as a Political Type
Conclusion
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index