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The Resource Europe and the Eastern other : comparative perspectives on politics, religion and culture before the Enlightenment, Hassan Bashir

Europe and the Eastern other : comparative perspectives on politics, religion and culture before the Enlightenment, Hassan Bashir

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Europe and the Eastern other : comparative perspectives on politics, religion and culture before the Enlightenment
Title
Europe and the Eastern other
Title remainder
comparative perspectives on politics, religion and culture before the Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Hassan Bashir
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Europe and the Eastern Other critically evaluates and supports the argument for adopting an inter-cultural or comparative approach in western political theory. Hassan Bashir examines the encounters between Europeans and their eastern others before the European Enlightenment and illustrates that the West's cultural others have played a foundational role in developing a distinct western cultural self-understanding. This analysis includes records of eyewitness accounts of European visitors in Eastern lands during the medieval and early modern periods, including William of Rubruck's account of the Mongol lands in mid-thirteenth century, observations of the first Jesuit mission in the court of Mughal Indian emperor Akbar the Great, and circumstances in late Ming China as recorded in the journals of Jesuit missionary and scholar Matteo Ricci. This work illustrates the dynamism and complexity involved in an inter-cultural encounter and highlights the fact that cultural self-understanding is often deeply rooted in how we understand our cultural others"--provided by publisher
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DLC
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1971-
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Bashir, Hassan
Dewey number
  • 320.30902
  • 950.3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political science
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Europe
  • Asia
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Europe and the Eastern other : comparative perspectives on politics, religion and culture before the Enlightenment, Hassan Bashir
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-134) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : towards a more inclusive discipline of political theory -- Between Euro-centrism and Euro-denial : the case for comparative political theory -- No people and a foolish nation : the thirteenth century Mongol -- Empire through western eyes -- Wise men of the Franks : Jesuit missionaries at the court of Indian Emperor Akbar the Great -- Delusions of celestial perfection : the encounter between Jesuit Missionaries and the Chinese literati in early modern China -- Conclusions : otherness, canonicity and comparative political theory
Control code
FIEb17293364
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 140 pages
Isbn
9780739138038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)825398823
Label
Europe and the Eastern other : comparative perspectives on politics, religion and culture before the Enlightenment, Hassan Bashir
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-134) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : towards a more inclusive discipline of political theory -- Between Euro-centrism and Euro-denial : the case for comparative political theory -- No people and a foolish nation : the thirteenth century Mongol -- Empire through western eyes -- Wise men of the Franks : Jesuit missionaries at the court of Indian Emperor Akbar the Great -- Delusions of celestial perfection : the encounter between Jesuit Missionaries and the Chinese literati in early modern China -- Conclusions : otherness, canonicity and comparative political theory
Control code
FIEb17293364
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 140 pages
Isbn
9780739138038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)825398823

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