Remaking Identities: God, Nation, and Race in World History (BOK)

Benjamin Lieberman

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For centuries conquerors, missionaries, and political movements acting in the name of a single god, nation, or race have sought to remake human identities. Tracing the rise of exclusive forms of identity over the past 1500 years, this innovative book explores both the creation and destruction of exclusive identities, including those based on nationalism and monotheistic religion. Benjamin Lieberman focuses on two critical phases of world history: the age of holy war and conversion, and the age of nationalism and racism. His cases include the rise of Islam, the expansion of medieval Christianity, Spanish conquests in the Americas, Muslim expansion in India, settler expansion in North America, nationalist cleansing in modern Europe and Asia, and Nazi Germany's efforts to build a racial empire. He convincingly shows that efforts to transplant and expand new identities have paradoxically generated long periods of both stability and explosive violence that remade the human landscape around the world.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Benjamin Lieberman
Forlag
Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN 9781442213937
Antall sider 318 Dimensjoner 15,8cm x 23,5cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 562 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Ethnic minorities & multicultural studies, General & world history, History of religion