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Europe and Asia beyond East and West

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Book Series: Studies in European Sociology ISBN: 9780203963104 9780415379472 9780415511650 9781134181414 9781134181407 9781134181360 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203963104 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology
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This major new book tackles key questions on Europe in the context of shifting parameters of East and West. The contributors - sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers and historians - show, from a variety of different perspectives, that the conventional equation of Europe with the West must be questioned. Featuring four thematically organized chapters, the book looks at: a post-Western world Asia in Europe: encounters in history between Europe and Asia otherness in Europe and Asia. Exploring new expressions of European self-understanding in a way that challenges recent ideological notions of the ‘clash of civilizations’, this outstanding work draws on recent scholarship that shows how Europe and Asia were mutually linked in history and in contemporary perspective. It argues that as a result of current developments and the changing geopolitical context, both Europe and Asia have much in common and that it is possible to speak of cosmopolitan links rather than clashes. This book will be of great value to students and researchers in the fields of sociology, European politics and history and cultural theory.

Garcin de Tassy : Biographie et étude critique de ses œuvres

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ISBN: 9791036544392 DOI: 10.4000/books.ifp.1252 Language: French
Publisher: Institut Français de Pondichéry
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Bibliography
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En 1795 fut fondée à Paris l’École des langues orientales vivantes. Garcin de Tassy y reçut la chaire d’hindustani, créée en 1828. L’on doit de nombreux travaux à ce grand savant, qui connaissait également l’arabe, le persan et le turc ; il s’est intéressé en particulier à la langue ourdoue et à la religion musulmane. Le présent ouvrage, après une introduction historique sur les études indiennes en Europe aux xviiie-xixe siècles, retrace le parcours de cet érudit et présente l’ensemble de son oeuvre littéraire dans une étude divisée en cinq rubriques: langue et littérature hindoustanies, traductions, sociologie et islamisme, comptes rendus et notices nécrologiques, oeuvre inédite.

Getrenntes zusammenbringen. Blicke auf das Alte Testament und das Judentum (1524-1939)

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Book Series: Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte Hamburgs ISBN: 9783943423433 Year: Pages: 241 DOI: 10.15460/HUP.AKGH.28.180 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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In the 17th and 18th centuries, Hamburg was one of the strongholds of European Hebrew studies in Hamburg. The Academic Gymnasium, founded in 1613, created professorships for Hebraic studies or - more comprehensively - for Oriental studies. Names like Hermann Samuel Reimarus are associated with them. Some of these teachers also became the main pastors.Graduated exegete of Old Testament and retired main pastor of the all curch St. Nikolai of Hamburg Ferdinand Ahuis has investigated the legacies of nine of his predecessors from four centuries with regard to their attitude towards Judaism. In this work, he presents their theological interpretations of the Old Testament which have influenced the Christian view of Judaism.The work concludes with a virtual dialogue between the main pastor and biblical scholar Heinz Beckmann and the rabbi and biblical scholar Benno Jacob.

Sugar, Steam and Steel: The Industrial Project in Colonial Java, 1830-1850

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ISBN: 9781922064998 Year: Pages: 322 DOI: 10.20851/steam-and-steel Language: English
Publisher: University of Adelaide Press
Subject: History --- Migration
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Sugar, Steam and Steel is about cane sugar and the transformation of an Indonesian island into the â Oriental Cubaâ during the middle decades of the nineteenth century. Between the 1830s and the 1880s, sweetener manufacture in Dutch-controlled Java â the crown jewel of the erstwhile Netherlands Indies â drew decisively away in matters of technology and sugar science from other Asian centres of production which had once equaled or, more often, surpassed it in terms of both output and know-how. Along with its larger and altogether more famous Caribbean counterpart, Javaâ s industry came to occupy a position at the apex of the trade in what had become by this date a key global commodity.

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