Eurocentrism : Modernity, Religion and Democracy - A Critique of Eurocentrism and Culturalism

Eurocentrism : Modernity, Religion and Democracy - A Critique of Eurocentrism and Culturalism

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Since its first publication twenty years ago, Eurocentrism has become a classic of radical thought. Written by one of the world's foremost political economists, this original and provocative essay takes on one of the great ideological deformations of our time: Eurocentrism. Rejecting the dominant Eurocentric view of world history, which narrowly and incorrectly posits a progression from the Greek and Roman classical world to Christian feudalism and the European capitalist system, Amin presents a sweeping reinterpretation that emphasizes the crucial historical role played by the Arab Islamic world. Throughout the work, Amin addresses a broad set of concerns, ranging from the ideological nature of scholastic metaphysics to the meanings and shortcomings of contemporary Islamic fundamentalism. This second edition contains a new introduction and concluding chapter, both of which make the author's arguments even more compelling.


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Details

Author(s)
Samir Amin
Format
Paperback | 290 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 15mm | 339g
Publication date
18 Nov 2010
Publisher
Pambazuka Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
2nd UK ed.
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
1906387788
ISBN13
9781906387785
Bestsellers rank
35,101