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Description - Nordic Orientalism by Elisabeth Oxfeldt

This book explores the appropriation of Oriental imagery within Danish and Norwegian 19th century nation-building. The project queries Edward Said's binary notion of Orientalism and posits a more complex model describing how European counties on the periphery -- Denmark and Norway -- imported oriental imagery from France to position themselves, not against their colonial Other, but in relation to central European nations. Examining Nordic Orientalism across a century in the context of modernisation, urbanisation and democratisation the study furthermore shows how the Romanticists' naive treatment of the Orient was challenged by increased contact with the 'real' Orient.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9788763501347
ISBN-10: 8763501341
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
Imprint: Museum Tusculanum Press
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: Denmark

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