Conclusion: The Future of Intercivilizational Relations

in The Empire of Civilization

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780226068145
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226068169 | DOI:
Conclusion: The Future of Intercivilizational Relations

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study about the universal history of civilization. This book has provided a step-by-step account of how the project of creating a universal empire of civilization or a uniform empire of civilization has been pursued through the centuries and continues to be pursued into the twenty-first century. It has been confirmed that the driving forces behind this project are the ideal of civilization and the idea of progress. The chapter also discusses the future of so-called intercivilizational relations.

Keywords: civilization; universal history; universal empire; progress; intercivilizational relations

Chapter.  7331 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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