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Modernity and Culture from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean, 1890--1920
     

Modernity and Culture from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean, 1890--1920

by Leila Fawaz
 

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Editorial Reviews

Mediterranean Historical Review - Svetla Ianeva
With its complex approach to the problems under study and its innovative interpretations, this collection represents an important stimulus.

History: Reviews of New Books
The volume is a major contribution to the growing field of comparative history... Modernity and Culture, although focused on the Middle East and South Asia, will be of broad interest to students and teachers of world history for its explicit content and the stimulation it provides toward fresh conceptions and presentations of two major world regions in a global context.

— Frank F. Conlon

School of Oriental & African Studies
This book can be regarded as a landmark achievement in expanding the scope of historical studies... It will provide a most valuable starting point for a new type of comparative studies.

— Ulrike Freitag

History: Reviews of New Books - Frank F. Conlon
The volume is a major contribution to the growing field of comparative history...Modernity and Culture, although focused on the Middle East and South Asia, will be of broad interest to students and teachers of world history for its explicit content and the stimulation it provides toward fresh conceptions and presentations of two major world regions in a global context.

School of Oriental and African Studies - Ulrike Freitag
This book can be regarded as a landmark achievement in expanding the scope of historical studies... It will provide a most valuable starting point for a new type of comparative studies.

Arab Studies Journal - Jennifer Derr
The contributors to Modernity and Culture capture many of the important trends that shaped the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean worlds during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

MESA Bulletin
The totality of the essays in Modernity & Culture validate the need for cross-regional analysis.

Mediterranean Historical Review
With its complex approach to the problems under study and its innovative interpretations, this collection represents an important stimulus.

— Svetla Ianeva

American Historical Review
The guiding vision behind this collection is profound, and the overall quality of the articles is excellent.

History: Reviews of New Books

The volume is a major contribution to the growing field of comparative history... Modernity and Culture, although focused on the Middle East and South Asia, will be of broad interest to students and teachers of world history for its explicit content and the stimulation it provides toward fresh conceptions and presentations of two major world regions in a global context.

— Frank F. Conlon

School of Oriental and African Studies

This book can be regarded as a landmark achievement in expanding the scope of historical studies... It will provide a most valuable starting point for a new type of comparative studies.

— Ulrike Freitag

Arab Studies Journal
The contributors to Modernity and Culture capture many of the important trends that shaped the Mediterranean and Indian Ocean worlds during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

— Jennifer Derr

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231504775
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/24/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
File size:
19 MB
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John Voll
A landmark in the scholarship... The collaboration of European and North American scholars in this volume creates a major intellectual achievement. Read as a whole, the diverse studies in this volume combine to create a significant contribution to transcending the conceptual confines of area studies and more traditional approaches to history and the social sciences.

Eugene Rogan
This book breaks new ground in binding the worlds of the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Persian Gulf and Mediterranean with contributions from some of the most illustrious South Asian and Middle Eastern scholars. Turning on the axis of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the contributors transcend disciplines in a fusion of history, cultural studies and political economy that sets multiculturalism in exciting new directions.

Meet the Author

Leila Tarazi Fawaz is a professor of history in the School of Arts and Sciences and a professor of diplomacy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, both at Tufts University.

C. A. Bayly is professor of history at Cambridge University and fellow of St. Catharine's College.


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