Western Images of the East - LIR 636

This course studies the major Western figures, literary ones, artists, travelers, scientists, explorers, and so on, who projected the image of the East in their literary and scholarly works and in their travelogues and documents. Students study particularly, but not exclusively, Orientalists like Sir William Jones, Simon Ockley, Sir Henry Hollad, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Sir Richard Burton, Godfrey Higgins, John Lewis Burckhardt, Eugene Delacroix, and others.