This chapter argues that some scholars portray Ignac Goldziher as a "good Orientalist." Contesting the assumptions behind the distinction between "good" and "bad" orientalists, the chapter shows that Goldziher's scholarly methods relied on Orientalist bias. Such bias is the result of blindly repeating and imposing Eurocentric methods, including the blurring of Jewish and Islamic traditions into a single "Semitic" or "religious" tradition.
|Title of host publication||Westernness|
|Subtitle of host publication||Critical Reflections on the Spatio-temporal Construction of the West|
|Number of pages||31|
|State||Published - 3 Oct 2022|