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  • Western Civilization in World Historyby Peter N. Stearns

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 35.95

    Western civilization and world history are often seen as different, or even mutually exclusive, routes into historical studies. This volume shows that they can be successfully linked, providing a tool to see each subject in the context of the other, identifying influences and connections. Western Civilization in World History takes up the recent... more...

  • Europe and Asia beyond East and Westby Gerard Delanty

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This major new book tackles key questions on Europe in the context of shifting parameters of East and West. The contributors - sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers and historians - show, from a variety of different perspectives, that the conventional equation of Europe with the West must be questioned. Featuring four thematically organized... more...

  • Islam, the West, and Toleranceby Aaron Tyler

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    This book provides an honest assessment of the contemporary relationship between Western and Islamic cultures and puts forth the cross-cultural idea of tolerance as one invaluable approach for affecting peaceful coexistence.  For a sustainable coexistence to occur between Western and Muslim worlds, a disposition of tolerance toward otherness must... more...

  • Islam and the Westby Mustapha Chérif; Teresa Lavender Fagan; Giovanna Borradori

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 19.00

    In the spring of 2003, Jacques Derrida sat down for a public debate in Paris with Algerian intellectual Mustapha Chérif. The eminent philosopher arrived at the event directly from the hospital where he had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the illness that would take his life just over a year later. That he still participated in the exchange... more...

  • Somebody Else's Centuryby Patrick Smith

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 25.95

    From one of our foremost experts on Asia and its history comes this brilliant dissection of the relationship between East and West.   In three succinct essays, Patrick Smith investigates the East?s endeavor to adopt Western technology and all that we consider modern. He underscores a crucial distinction between modernization (the simple emulation... more...

  • The Tyranny of Guiltby Pascal Bruckner; Steven Rendall

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 19.95 US$ 15.96

    Fascism, communism, genocide, slavery, racism, imperialism--the West has no shortage of reasons for guilt. And, indeed, since the Holocaust and the end of World War II, Europeans in particular have been consumed by remorse. But Pascal Bruckner argues that guilt has now gone too far. It has become a pathology, and even an obstacle to fighting today's... more...

  • Asia in the Making of Europe, Volume IIby Donald F. Lach

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 46.00

    Praised for its scope and depth, Asia in the Making of Europe is the first comprehensive study of Asian influences on Western culture. For volumes I and II, the author has sifted through virtually every European reference to Asia published in the sixteenth-century; he surveys a vast array of writings describing Asian life and society, the images... more...

  • Asia in the Making of Europe, Volume Iby Donald F. Lach

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 58.00

    Praised for its scope and depth, Asia in the Making of Europe is the first comprehensive study of Asian influences on Western culture. For volumes I and II, the author has sifted through virtually every European reference to Asia published in the sixteenth-century; he surveys a vast array of writings describing Asian life and society, the images... more...

  • Time in the Black Experienceby Joseph Adjaye

    ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 130.00

    In the first book which deals entirely with the subject of time in Africa and the Black Diaspora, Adjaye presents ten critical case studies of selected communities in Africa, the Caribbean, and the American South. The essays cover a wide spectrum of manifestations of temporal experience, including cosmological and genealogical time, physical and ecological... more...

  • The Fear of Barbariansby Tzvetan Todorov; Andrew Brown

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    The relationship between Western democracies and Islam, rarely entirely comfortable, has in recent years become increasingly tense. A growing immigrant population and worries about cultural and political assimilation?exacerbated by terrorist attacks in the United States, Europe, and around the world?have provoked reams of commentary from all... more...