Em Portugal - o Orientalismo em fragmentos

Translated title of the contribution: Orientalism in Portugal: a fragmented field of study

Eva Maria Von Kemnitz*

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In the framework of the critique of the phenomenon of Orientalism and taking in consideration francophone authors such as Abdel-Malek (1963), Tibawi (1964), Djaït (1978) and the anglophone Said (1978), a reflection on the lack of this debate in Portugal is developed and the notion of "marginal Orientalism" regarding Portugal is discussed. A discrepancy between the pioneering role of Portugal regarding the contacts with different Orients and the deficit concerning the development of these studies, especially of Arab-Islamic studies, is described and analyzed and some proposals concerning their improvement in order to meet the challenges posed by the globalization are formulated.
Translated title of the contributionOrientalism in Portugal: a fragmented field of study
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)13-25
Number of pages13
JournalRevista de Estudios Internacionales Mediterraneos
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016


  • Portugal
  • Orientalism
  • Critique of the orientalism
  • Arab-Islamic studies
  • University


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