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Robert Irwin  [ United Kingdom ]

Biography

Robert Irwin
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Guest 2011.

Bibliography

Die Welt von Tausendundeiner Nacht
Insel
Frankfurt a. M./Leipzig, 1997
[Ü: Wiebke Walther]

For Lust of Knowing
The Orientalists and their Enemies
Allen Lane/Penguin
London, 2006

Memoirs of a Dervish
Profile Books
London, 2011

Robert Irwin born in the UK in 1946 and studied Modern History at Oxford. He taught Arabic and the History of the Middle East in London, Cambridge, and Oxford, and Medieval History in St. Andrews. The historian has published many novels and studies dealing with the politics, arts, and mysticism of the Orient. His book »For Lust of Knowing« is a critical analysis of Edward Said’s theory of orientalism. Robert Irwin lives in London.

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