This book offers a comparative view of the world-views, values and institutions in Asia and the Middle East. The account takes the form of a historical narrative, focused on the most relevant events and features in the process of continual change.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 1990|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
Table of ContentsPreface and Acknowledgements - Notes on Spelling - Introduction - The Rise of the Levant: The Cuneiscript and Pharaonic Civilisations - The Contrasts of Syria: Peoples of the Script and People of the Book - The Great Iranian Ventures: The Peripeties of Ahura Mazdah - The Ways of Islam: Integration and Disintegration - From Indus to Mekong: Between Brahma and Buddha - The Chinese Path: The Paradigm of Continuity - The Rhythm of the Far East: Reception and Adaptation - Bibliography - Index