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by Mu-chou Poo

eBook Enemies of Civilization: Attitudes toward Foreigners in Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China (SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture) ePub
Author: Mu-chou Poo
Language: English
ISBN: 0791463648
ISBN13: 978-0791463642
Publisher: SUNY Press (February 24, 2005)
Pages: 229
Category: Politics & Government
Subcategory: Social Sciences
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Enemies of Civilization is a work of comparative history and cultural consciousness that discusses how others were perceived in three ancient civilizations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China

Enemies of Civilization is a work of comparative history and cultural consciousness that discusses how others were perceived in three ancient civilizations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China. Each civilization was the dominant culture in its part of the world, and each developed a mind-set that regarded itself as culturally superior to its neighbors. Mu-chou Poo compares these societies’ attitudes toward other cultures and finds differences and similarities that reveal the self-perceptions of each society.

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0791463648. Publisher: SUNY Press (February 1, 2012). Publication Date: February 1, 2012.

Series: SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture. Paperback: 229 pages. Publisher: SUNY Press (February 24, 2005).

SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-208) and index. Geographic Name: Iraq Civilization To 634. Geographic Name: Egypt Civilization To 332 . Geographic Name: China Civilization To 221 . The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners.

Mu-chou Poo compares these societies' attitudes toward other cultures and finds differences and similarities that reveal the self-perceptions of each society. Notably, this work shows that in contrast to modern racism based on biophysical features, such prejudice did not exist in these ancient societies. It was culture rather than biophysical nature that was the most important criterion for distinguishing us from them. By examining how societies conceive their prejudices, this book breaks new ground in the study of ancient history and opens new ways to look at human society, both ancient.

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Mu-Chou Poo. Enemies of Civilization is a work of comparative history and cultural consciousness that discusses how ''others'' were perceived in three ancient civilizations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China. Mu-chou Poo compares these societies' attitudes toward other cultures and finds differences and similarities that reveal the self-perceptions of each society.

Mu-chou Poo compares these societies attitudes toward other cultures and finds differences and similarities that reveal the self-perceptions of each society. It was culture rather than biophysical nature that was the most important criterion for distinguishing us from them

Enemies of Civilization book

Enemies of Civilization book. Enemies of Civilization is a work of comparative history and cultural consciousness that discusses how others were perceived in three ancient civilizations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China.

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Looks at how foreigners were regarded in three ancient civilizations, finding that cultural, not biophysical, differences were key in distinguishing "us" from "them."
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