Perception of Islam in 19th Century German-Jewish Orientalism Cover Image

19. Yüzyıl Alman-Yahudi Oryantalizminde İslâm Algısı
Perception of Islam in 19th Century German-Jewish Orientalism

Author(s): Necmettin Salih Ekiz
Subject(s): Cultural history, Jewish studies, Comparative history, Theology and Religion, Islam studies
Published by: Sakarya üniversitesi
Keywords: German-Jewish Orientalism; Islam; Judaism;

Summary/Abstract: In this study, the perception of Islam by 19th century German-Jewish orientalists is discussed. The study consists of four titles, excluding the introduction and conclusion. Firstly, general information about German orientalism is given, its relationship with imperialism and colonial activities is questioned, and attention is drawn to its connection with other orientalist traditions such as British and French. According to the researchers, the relationship of German orientalists with colonial activities was not as intense as the members of other orientalist traditions, so political factors remained in the background in their research, and they were able to adopt a more objective point of view. This was explained by Germany's relatively late participation in colonial activities. Therefore, it is important to determine the religious and socio-cultural factors in their perception of Islam. The beginning of German orientalism's involvement in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies dates to the first half of the 19th century. This was mostly carried out by the hand of German-Jewish orientalists. Thanks to them, there was a boom in orientalist Islamic studies, and this situation continued until the Second World War. In other words, German-Jewish orientalists had a vital importance for both German and Western orientalism. In the second section, the religious and socio-cultural positions of German-Jewish orientalists in the 19th century were examined, and the factors behind their participation in Islamic studies were tried to be determined.

  • Issue Year: 24/2022
  • Issue No: 45
  • Page Range: 235-260
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: Turkish
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