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A convergence of civilizations the transformation of Muslim societies around the world by Youssef Courbage

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementYoussef Courbage & Emmanuel Todd ; translated by George Holoch
ContributionsTodd, Emmanuel, 1951-, Holoch, George
LC ClassificationsHB3660.5.A3 C6813 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 134 p. :
Number of Pages134
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25562625M
ISBN 100231150024, 0231527462
ISBN 109780231150026, 9780231527460
LC Control Number2010042554

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  Titles and blurbs can be so misleading. I read this in the original French edition, and there the title is simply "The convergence of civilizations". But rather than a balanced historical analysis of the encounters between different cultures and geographical spaces, this more was a focused analysis, largely confined to the Islamic world/5.   A Convergence of Civilizations: The Transformation of Muslim Societies Around the World It is the translation of "Le rendez-vous des civilisations" (Le Seuil, Paris, ) with the Arab demograph Youssef Courbage as co-author, a brilliant demonstration of the favorite theme of Emmanuel Todd: family anthropology, and literacy of men and women Reviews: 5. A Convergence of Civilizations. The Transformation of Muslim Societies Around the World. Youssef Courbage and Emmanuel Todd. Translated by George Holoch.   Recent efforts by the United States and its allies to promote democracy, security, and stability in the Middle East owe much to the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (EMP) - also known as the Barcelona Process - an important region-building plan in the Mediterranean region since The Convergence of Civilizations represents the output of an innovative and much needed collaborative .

"The Convergence of Civilizations is a fascinating exploration of how regions are constructed in world politics. It uses the case of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership to inquire into the conditions under which a group of countries and peoples come to feel themselves somehow connected to each other. Leaving aside the media's sound and fury on this issue, measured analysis shows another reality taking shape: rapprochement between these two civilizations, benefiting from a universal movement with roots in the Enlightenment. The historical and geographical sweep of this book discredits the notion of a specific Islamic demography.   A CONVERGENCE OF CIVILIZATIONS (hence one of his previous books, The Politics of History). Zinn has no doubts about where he stands in this "people's history": "it is a history disrespectful of governments and respectful of people's movements of resistance." So what we get here, instead of the usual survey of wars, presidents, and Author: Youssef Courbage.   The odd thing is that Mr. Pagden's book, simply because it traverses so much time and space, effectively undermines its own thesis. Take the Persian Wars, the first act in the clash of civilizations, in which a grand Eastern despotism, ruled by the Achaemenid monarchs Darius and Xerxes, tried to snuff out the small but resilient democracy of.

The Convergence of Civilizations. Book Description: The Convergence of Civilizationswill be an important tool for meeting the current global challenges being faced by nation-states as well as those in the future. eISBN:   "The innovative contribution of The Convergence of Civilizations is the way in which it brings together a rich and impressive collection of scholars from around the Mediterranean and both sides of the Atlantic in a well-organized and structured project. More importantly, the book has a clear normative agenda of seeking to overcome the divisive Pages: FOR ALL THE TALK of the global "clash of civilizations"--the theory of inevitable conflict between cultures and religions, coined by a founder of this magazine, Samuel P. Huntington--the interesting thing about the decade after the 9/11 attacks, when so many prognosticators and pundits championed this argument, is just how wrong they got it. Read "A Convergence of Civilizations The Transformation of Muslim Societies Around the World" by Youssef Courbage available from Rakuten Kobo. We are told that Western/Christian and Muslim/Arab civilizations are heading towards inevitable conflict. The demographi Brand: Columbia University Press.