Interconnectedness of Civilisations

Interconnectedness of Civilisations

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Since the events of September 11, 2001 and the subsequent "War on Terror", concerns and arguments over Islam, its history and its adherents have become a central theme in media, academic and political discourse. Overwhelmingly, this discussion has been underpinned by a reductive vision in which the historical trajectories of "Islam" and the "West" are not only painted as two monolithic and mutually exclusive civilizations, but also as having a long and violent history of war, opposition and disagreement. In order to see beyond this overly simplistic image, this book illuminates the rich and complex relationship between Islam and the West, arguing that they in fact have another history altogether, one of collaboration, co-existence and co-operation. Specifically, this book proposes a significant reassessment of the impact that Islam has had on the West from the very earliest days of the Islamic empire through to current times, and the interconnectedness between both. This book is therefore designed to provide readers with a comprehensive foundation in the field of the history of the Islamic civilisation and the interconnectedness between both on the cultural and intellectual levels.show more

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  • Hardback | 277 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • 052287018X
  • 9780522870183

About Mohamad Abdalla

Associate Professor Mohamad Abdalla is regarded as one of Australia's most respected Muslim leaders, combining the roles of serious academic scholar, public intellectual and religious leader. He is an associate professor at the School of Humanities at Griffith University, Australia. He is the Founding Director of the Griffith Islamic Research Unit (GIRU) and the Director of the Queensland node of the National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies (NCEIS), a consortium with the University of Melbourne, Australia, and University of Western Sydney, Australia.show more