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Cross-Cultural Encounters and Conflicts : Studies in Middle Eastern History - Charles Issawi

Cross-Cultural Encounters and Conflicts

Studies in Middle Eastern History

Hardcover

Published: 1st January 1998
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Charles Issawi's collection of essays, Cross-Cultural Encounters and Conflicts, has been written in the belief that a study of the past encounters and conflicts between the world's major cultures can shed light on their nature and importance. Though the emphasis is on the Middle East, of which Issawi is one of our foremost scholars, the subjects covered here range in scope from the great ancient civilizations to Shelley's passion for the Middle East, from the failures of the Greeks as empire builders to the preeminence of English as an international language today. Other essays examine either the way in which certain cultures were formed, or the effects of the direct control of one culture over another, or cross-cultural perceptions, most notably the dramatic change in the Western perception of the Orient between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
In this age of multiculturalism, conflicts between the world's cultures have become a dominant feature of the international landscape. This excellent collection is a much-needed exploration of their historical nature.

"...Issawi has etched a thought-provoking Middle East cultural map...Cross-Cultural Encounters and Conflicts is enlightening for all those who seek to comprehend how the Middle East has, over the past half-century, evolved into one of the world's most volatile regions."--Middle East Journal "...Issawi has etched a thought-provoking Middle East cultural map...Cross-Cultural Encounters and Conflicts is enlightening for all those who seek to comprehend how the Middle East has, over the past half-century, evolved into one of the world's most volatile regions."--Middle East Journal

1: The Clash of Cultures in the Near East 2: Empire Builders, Culture Makers, and Culture Imprinters 3: Shelley and the Near East 4: Ibn Khaldun on Roman History 5: The Ottoman Economic Legacy 6: The Greeks in the Middle East 7: The Costs of the French Revolution 8: The Struggle for Linguistic Hegemony, 1780-1980 9: The Change in Western Perceptions of the Orient

ISBN: 9780195118131
ISBN-10: 0195118138
Series: Studies in Middle Eastern History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 150
Published: 1st January 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.9  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.38