By Charles Issawi
Charles Issawi's choice of essays, Cross-Cultural Encounters and Conflicts, has been written within the trust examine of the earlier encounters and conflicts among the world's significant cultures can make clear their nature and significance. although the emphasis is at the center East, of which Issawi is considered one of our superior students, the themes lined right here variety in scope from the nice historic civilizations to Shelley's ardour for the center East, from the mess ups of the Greeks as empire developers to the preeminence of English as a global language this present day. different essays study both the best way sure cultures have been shaped, or the consequences of the direct keep watch over of 1 tradition over one other, or cross-cultural perceptions, such a lot particularly the dramatic switch within the Western conception of the Orient among the eighteenth and 19th centuries.
In this age of multiculturalism, conflicts among the world's cultures became a dominant function of the foreign panorama. this wonderful assortment is a much-needed exploration in their historic nature.