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French travellers in the 19th c. were often disappointed by the coffeehouses they encountered in North Africa. They expected the Orientalist fantasies they had grown accustomed to (in paintings & novels) & were shocked when the reality differed from that. #HistoryOfCoffee [1/4]
Jules Leclercq described them in an 1881 account about his journey through Morocco & Algeria as nothing but "dirty huts", adding that the "cafés of Tangier have nothing that corresponds with the brilliant [preconceived] ideas that we have of Oriental cafés" #Orientalism [2/4]
Showing his general prejudice towards North Africans, Leclercq admitted that "it was not without repugnance that I accepted the poorly cleaned cup", adding that this "black brew, thick, steaming [...] inspired little confidence in me". #FrenchColonialism #HistoryOfCoffee [3/4]
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1/210: Markus Kerber's Apollo 13

In March 2020, the German Ministry of the Interior @BMI_Bund issued a #strategypaper that weaponized fear in order to accomplish compliance with #COVID policies. The authors' emails were litigated under #FOIA request. My analysis. #MEGATHREAD ⬇️ Image
2/210: The @BMI_Bund emails have been released to the public as they were successfully sued by lawyer Niko Härting in a FOIA proceeding. They can be requested directly from @BMI_Bund/ @rki_de via @fragdenstaat. Download it here: Image
3/210: The emails originated March 19-25, 2020. They are so explosive because they map the inner discourse of the @BMI_Bund's now infamous #COVID-19 taskforce, which produced several crucial domestic policy documents. @OttoKolbl
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🧵1: 𝗔𝗻 #𝗘𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗼𝗽𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗶𝗻 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗥𝗼𝗺𝗲: 𝗧𝗮̈𝘀𝗳𝗮 𝗦̣𝗲𝘆𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗼𝗳 #𝗢𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝗺
This thread is based on the article @delorenzibot and I wrote for @Journal_Iti @CambridgeUP… Image
2: 𝘢𝘣𝘣𝘢 Täsfa Ṣeyon (ተስፋ ጽዮን, 1510–1553), aka Pietro Abissino and Pietro Indiano, was an Ethiopian monk hailing from #Däbrä Libanos, a leading monastery in #Shäwa. He served at Emperor Lebnä Dengel’s court, possibly as a scribe or historian. Image
3: 𝘢𝘣𝘣𝘢 Täsfa Ṣeyon left Ethiopia during the invasion by the Sultanate of Adal, which devastated Däbrä Libanos and its community. ImageImage
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Hajime Nakamura (1912-1999) was an eminent Indologist and specialist of #Vedanta and #BuddhistPhilosophy at #TokyoUniversity 1/ ImageImage
His early work was on the #Vedanta and remains important work 2/ ImageImage
His studies on #Buddhism were equally valuable 3/ ImageImage
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Did you know that Language-on-the-Move has an archive of posts related to #language and #racism?

Our #Top10 favorite posts about language and #race outside the USA, in the thread below 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
Can a universal concept of #Orientalism explain the diverse representation of non-Europeans by Europeans and the subsequent multiple forms of cultural engagement ranging from clashes to cooperation? @gegentuul…
While we have become increasingly vigilant with regard to #discrimination based on race, gender, sexuality or disability, #linguistic disadvantage is far more difficult to recognize…
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One of the more unexpected elements of Restating Orientalism of #WaelHallaq was finding him use perhaps the most important 'traditionalist' of the 20th C René Guénon (later ʿAbd al-Wāḥid Yaḥyā, 1886-1951) to critique #Said… 1/ ImageImageImageImage
#Hallaq account is classic decolonizing use of elements of #Orientalism against the overarching apparatus and discourse 2/
I first came across #Guénon as a fresher reading the works of Seyyed Hossein Nasr (b. 1933) - and read his La Grande triade and later Fundamental Symbols (reprinted in a series of his by Philosophia Perennis, a traditionalist publisher based in Cambridge) #Traditionalism 3/ ImageImage
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more books in #covid19times Mouchir Basile Aoun, Professor of Philosophy @LebaneseUni wrote this work around a decade ago on the problematic reception of #Heidegger in #ContemporaryArabThought 1/ ImageImageImage
Aoun discusses the book in this short video on the ontological problematic
#ContemporaryArabThought 2/ ImageImageImage
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Former National Security Council staffer: "State needs more foreign area officers and peoples who know the humanities, not political science. They need people that know languages, religions and are comfortable overseas. Right now most head overseas to stamp passports for a few
years then are sent back and stuck in Foggy Bottom this is not what we need. There is also a growth of insta-experts on Afghanistan. These people believe in cliched ideas (like Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires, or that Afghans are legendary xenophobic or hostile) that are
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😆😆😆😅😅😅😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣Bolsonaro @jairbolsonaro to Guaidó @jguaido : "self-proclaiming president is easy, I want to see govern🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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The attack on #Venezuela’s electrical system was carried out in three phases. #HandsOffVenezuela
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