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The Resource The empire of civilization : the evolution of an imperial idea, Brett Bowden, (electronic resource)

The empire of civilization : the evolution of an imperial idea, Brett Bowden, (electronic resource)

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The empire of civilization : the evolution of an imperial idea
Title
The empire of civilization
Title remainder
the evolution of an imperial idea
Statement of responsibility
Brett Bowden
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Brett Bowden examines how the idea of civilization has informed our thinking about more than ten centuries of global encounters among the different peoples of our world." "From the Crusades to the colonial era to the global war on terror, this volume exposes "civilization" as a stage-managed account of history that legitimizes imperialism, uniformity, and conformity to Western standards, culminating in a liberal-democratic global order. Along the way, Bowden explores the variety of confrontations and conquests - as well as those peoples and places excluded or swept aside - undertaken in the name of civilization. Concluding that the "West and the rest" have more commonalities than differences, this provocative and engaging book ultimately points the way toward an authentic intercivilizational dialogue that emphasizes cooperation over clashes."--Jacket
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1968-
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Bowden, Brett
Dewey number
303.48/201
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Civilization
  • Civilization
  • Imperialism
  • International relations
  • Philosophy, European
  • Europe
Label
The empire of civilization : the evolution of an imperial idea, Brett Bowden, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-289) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Guizot's question : universal civilization? -- Civilization, progress, and history : universals all? -- The ideal of civilization : its origins, meanings, and implications -- Civilization and the idea of progress -- The notion of universal civilization : one end for all? -- The art and science of empire -- The expansion of Europe and the classical standard of civilization -- The burden of civilization and the "art and science of colonization" -- New barbarism, old civilization, revived imperialism -- New barbarism and the test of modernity -- The "new realities" of imperialism -- Conclusion: The future of intercivilizational relations
Control code
ocn435437658
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 303 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282239401
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)435437658
Label
The empire of civilization : the evolution of an imperial idea, Brett Bowden, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-289) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Introduction: Guizot's question : universal civilization? -- Civilization, progress, and history : universals all? -- The ideal of civilization : its origins, meanings, and implications -- Civilization and the idea of progress -- The notion of universal civilization : one end for all? -- The art and science of empire -- The expansion of Europe and the classical standard of civilization -- The burden of civilization and the "art and science of colonization" -- New barbarism, old civilization, revived imperialism -- New barbarism and the test of modernity -- The "new realities" of imperialism -- Conclusion: The future of intercivilizational relations
Control code
ocn435437658
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 303 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282239401
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)435437658

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