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The Great Confrontation

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A concise survey of the long and complex history of relations between Europe and Islam, from the early seventh century to the present day. The book differs from other works in its inclusion of Russia as part of European civilization and in describing Russian relations with Islam. Mr. Gaiduk argues that in today's interrelated and interdependent world, lines of division run not between different civilizations but between civilization and the ills that threaten it.

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Gaiduk (world history, Russian Academy of Sciences) tests the validity of the conventional view that Christendom and Islam were locked in an apparently permanent holy war of hatred and enmity throughout the Middle Ages. Though the view is convenient for leaders in both worlds, he finds that interactions have as often been in the market place and the academies as on the battlefield.
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Synopsis:

Gaiduk offers a comparative approach to the long and complex history of relations between Europe and Islam, from the early seventh century to the present day.

Synopsis:

At first glance the history of relations between Europe and Islam seems to be filled only with armed conflict, victories, and defeats a record that would confirm the idea of an implacable hostility between two civilizations that has endured for centuries and today manifests itself in the terrorist acts of radical Muslims and their organizations. But an attentive and objective study of this history reveals numerous features of peaceful coexistence, mutual influence, and cooperation. The fault lines between the two cultures have been not only battlefields but also marketplaces and other meeting points that have fostered an exchange of goods, cultural values, and ideas. Ilya Gaiduk's The Great Confrontation offers a comparative approach to the long and complex history of relations between Europe and Islam, from the early seventh century to the present day. The book differs from other works in its greater emphasis on Russia as part of European civilization and on Russian relations with Islam. Mr. Gaiduk argues that twentieth-century developments have made the great confrontation a phenomenon of the past, that in today's interrelated and interdependent world, lines of division run not between different civilizations but between civilization and the ills that threaten it poverty, environmental pollution, weapons of mass destruction, and terrorism. The success of the West in combating these ills depends upon the cooperation of different societies and cultures, not their antagonism. Illustrated with engravings and maps.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-236) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566635356
Author:
Gaiduk, Ilya V
Publisher:
Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Author:
Gaiduk, Ilya V.
Author:
Gaiduk, I. V.
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
Christianity and other religions
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Islamic countries
Subject:
Civilization, islamic
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Christianity and other religions -- Islam.
Subject:
Islamic countries Relations Europe.
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Series Volume:
62
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.52x5.84x1.05 in. .98 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Gaiduk offers a comparative approach to the long and complex history of relations between Europe and Islam, from the early seventh century to the present day.
"Synopsis" by , At first glance the history of relations between Europe and Islam seems to be filled only with armed conflict, victories, and defeats a record that would confirm the idea of an implacable hostility between two civilizations that has endured for centuries and today manifests itself in the terrorist acts of radical Muslims and their organizations. But an attentive and objective study of this history reveals numerous features of peaceful coexistence, mutual influence, and cooperation. The fault lines between the two cultures have been not only battlefields but also marketplaces and other meeting points that have fostered an exchange of goods, cultural values, and ideas. Ilya Gaiduk's The Great Confrontation offers a comparative approach to the long and complex history of relations between Europe and Islam, from the early seventh century to the present day. The book differs from other works in its greater emphasis on Russia as part of European civilization and on Russian relations with Islam. Mr. Gaiduk argues that twentieth-century developments have made the great confrontation a phenomenon of the past, that in today's interrelated and interdependent world, lines of division run not between different civilizations but between civilization and the ills that threaten it poverty, environmental pollution, weapons of mass destruction, and terrorism. The success of the West in combating these ills depends upon the cooperation of different societies and cultures, not their antagonism. Illustrated with engravings and maps.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-236) and index.
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