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Why the Nations Rage

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Informationen zum Autor Christopher Catherwood is a historian! lecturer! and writer based in Cambridge! England. He wrote this boo... Weiterlesen
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Informationen zum Autor Christopher Catherwood is a historian! lecturer! and writer based in Cambridge! England. He wrote this book while a visiting scholar at Cambridge University's Centre of International Studies and a Rockefeller Resident Fellow at the Institute on Violence! Culture! and Survival! the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy! the University of Virginia. Klappentext This thoughtful book explores much of the background to the strife the globe faces today. In particular! Christopher Catherwood shows how religion and national pride! which are supposed to be positive forces! can become perverted ideologies that arouse hatred! slaughter! and war. Zusammenfassung This thoughtful book explores much of the background to the strife the globe faces today. In particular! Christopher Catherwood shows how religion and national pride! which are supposed to be positive forces! can become perverted ideologies that arouse hatred! slaughter! and war. Inhaltsverzeichnis Chapter 1: A Question of Identity Chapter 2: The New World Disorder Chapter 3: Imaginary Kingdoms Chapter 4: The Field of Blackbirds: The Kosovo Myth and The Mountain Wreath Chapter 5: Clashing Civilizations: A Paradigm Come True? Chapter 6: The Paradise of Belonging Chapter 7: "Blasphemers of Our Country's Inherited Faith" Chapter 8: The Byzantine Inheritance Chapter 9: The Ottoman Inheritance Chapter 10: September 11! Islam! Christianity! and Tolerance Chapter 11: Some Reflections on September 11! 2001

Autorentext

Christopher Catherwood is a historian, lecturer, and writer based in Cambridge. He wrote this book while a visiting scholar at both Cambridge University's Centre of International Studies and at the University of Richmond. He is currently a Rockefeller Resident Fellow at the Institute on Violence, Culture and Survival, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy, the University of Virginia.

Klappentext

This thoughtful book explores much of the background to the strife the globe faces today. In particular, Christopher Catherwood shows how religion and national pride, which are supposed to be positive forces, can become perverted ideologies that arouse hatred, slaughter, and war.



Inhalt

Introduction - in the shadow of the World Trade Center; a question of identity - who are we and who are they?; the new world disorder - from ethnic cleansing to terrorism; imaginary kingdoms -how to invent a mythical past; the field of blackbirds - how history leads to rape and genocide; clashing civilizations and Muslim rage - a quest for explanation; the paradise of belonging - from Hitler to Bin Laden; blasphemers of our country's faith - a country case study; the Byzantine inheritance - the Balkan legacy; the Ottoman inheritance -four centuries of Muslim rule; the fall of Christendom - how the West learned tolerance; reflections on September 11 - who hates us and why.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Why the Nations Rage
Untertitel: Killing in the Name of God
Autor:
EAN: 9780742500891
ISBN: 978-0-7425-0089-1
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Rowman & Littlefield
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 224
Gewicht: 420g
Größe: H234mm x B156mm x T19mm
Jahr: 2002
Auflage: 224. Auflage.