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The Eastern origins of Western civilisation

Author: John M Hobson
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Hobson challenges the ethnocentric bias of mainstream accounts of the Rise of the West. He describes the rise of the 'Oriental West', arguing that Europe assimilated Eastern inventions and appropriated Eastern resources through imperialism. Hobson's book places Eastern peoples at the forefront of the story of world history.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hobson, John M.
Eastern origins of Western civilisation.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003063549
(OCoLC)223695731
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John M Hobson
ISBN: 9780521547246 0521547245 9780511211409 0511211406 9780521838351 0521838355 0511213174 9780511213175 0511214987 9780511214981 0511216777 9780511216770
OCLC Number: 560232517
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 376 pages) : maps
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Tables; Preface and acknowledgements; 1 Countering the Eurocentric myth of the pristine West: discovering the oriental West; Constructing the Eurocentric/Orientalist foundations of the mainstream theories of the rise of the West; The illusion of Eurocentrism: discovering the oriental West; Part I The East as an early developer: the East discovers and leads the world through oriental globalisation, 500-1800.
Other Titles: Eastern origins of Western civilization
Responsibility: John M. Hobson.
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John Hobson challenges the ethnocentric bias of mainstream accounts of the Rise of the West. He describes the rise of the 'Oriental West', arguing that Europe assimilated Eastern inventions and appropriated Eastern resources through imperialism. Hobson's book places Eastern peoples at the forefront of the story of world history.

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