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Civilization and Its Contradictions

Jeremy Salt

in The Unmaking of the Middle East

Published by University of California Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780520255517
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520934757 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520255517.003.0002
Civilization and Its Contradictions

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This chapter examines the origin of civilization in the Middle East and the establishment of Islam's so-called bloody border, and shows the untruth of this latter phrase. Such as term suggests that in the give and take between Islam and the West, borders have swayed back and forth over centuries depending on diplomatic prowess and military strength.

Keywords: civilization; Middle East; Islam's bloody border; West; diplomatic prowess; military strength

Chapter.  8889 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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