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The Resource Worlds at war : the 2,500-year struggle between East and West, Anthony Pagden

Worlds at war : the 2,500-year struggle between East and West, Anthony Pagden

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Worlds at war : the 2,500-year struggle between East and West
Title
Worlds at war
Title remainder
the 2,500-year struggle between East and West
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Pagden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Spanning two and a half millennia, historian Pagden delves deep into the roots of the "clash of civilizations" between East and West that has always been a battle over ideas, and whose issues have never been more urgent. He begins in the ancient world, where Greece saw its fight against the Persian Empire as one between freedom and slavery, between monarchy and democracy. From there the story sweeps to Rome, which created the modern concepts of citizenship and the rule of law. Pagden dramatizes the birth of Christianity in the East and its use in the West as an instrument of government, setting the stage for a global battle of the secular against the sacred. Then Islam, at first ridiculed in Christian Europe, drives Pope Urban II to launch the Crusades, which transform the relationship between East and West into one of competing religious beliefs.--From publisher description
  • "The wars between East and West have not only been the longest and most costly in human history, they have also formed the West's vision of itself as independent, free, secular, and now democratic. They have shaped, and continue to shape, the nature of the modern world."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pagden, Anthony
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • CB251
  • D21.3
LC item number
  • .P24 2008b
  • .P33 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East and West
  • Culture conflict
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Imperialism
  • Europe
  • Islamic countries
Label
Worlds at war : the 2,500-year struggle between East and West, Anthony Pagden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [583]-601) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Perpetual enmity -- In the shadow of Alexander -- A world of citizens -- The Church triumphant -- The coming of Islam -- Houses of war -- The present terror of the world -- Science ascendant -- Enlightened Orientalism -- The Muhammad of the West -- The eastward course of empire -- Epilogue: Towards the future
Control code
122338009
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 625 pages
Isbn
9781400060672
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007012878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)122338009
Label
Worlds at war : the 2,500-year struggle between East and West, Anthony Pagden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [583]-601) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Perpetual enmity -- In the shadow of Alexander -- A world of citizens -- The Church triumphant -- The coming of Islam -- Houses of war -- The present terror of the world -- Science ascendant -- Enlightened Orientalism -- The Muhammad of the West -- The eastward course of empire -- Epilogue: Towards the future
Control code
122338009
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 625 pages
Isbn
9781400060672
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007012878
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)122338009

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