Cross-Cultural Encounters and Conflicts by Charles Issawi

Cross-Cultural Encounters and Conflicts

byCharles Issawi

Hardcover | February 1, 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 whichIssawi 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 examineeither 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.

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Charles Issawi is at Princeton University.
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Title:Cross-Cultural Encounters and ConflictsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 8.31 × 5.79 × 0.98 inPublished:February 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195118138

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Table of Contents

1. The Clash of Cultures in the Near East2. Empire Builders, Culture Makers, and Culture Imprinters3. Shelley and the Near East4. Ibn Khaldun on Roman History5. The Ottoman Economic Legacy6. The Greeks in the Middle East7. The Costs of the French Revolution8. The Struggle for Linguistic Hegemony, 1780-19809. The Change in Western Perceptions of the Orient

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"...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 EastJournal