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Historical reflections on Islam and the Occident

Raoul van Caenegem (2012) EUROPEAN REVIEW. 20(2). p.203-209
abstract
The media and political scientists create the impression that the world of Islam and the Occident are two totally different civilizations. The author shows, on the contrary, that life in the 14 centuries of the Christian Middle Ages and the Ancien Regime - Old Europe - was in many ways similar to that of the area's Muslim neighbours, and only moved into the modern world with the eighteenth-century Enlightenment. The author also examines the chances of an Arab spring heralding, after 14 centuries of Old Islam, the entry into the modern democratic world. He argues that the two civilizations are not fundamentally dissimilar, but that they move through comparable stages of development at different moments in time: a difference in chronology rather than in essence.
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publication status
published
subject
journal title
EUROPEAN REVIEW
Eur. Rev.
volume
20
issue
2
pages
203 - 209
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000312879700007
JCR category
AREA STUDIES
JCR impact factor
0.171 (2012)
JCR rank
53/65 (2012)
JCR quartile
4 (2012)
ISSN
1062-7987
DOI
10.1017/S106279871100055X
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2080789
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2080789
date created
2012-04-04 15:12:17
date last changed
2016-12-19 15:42:03
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  journal      = {EUROPEAN REVIEW},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {203--209},
  title        = {Historical reflections on Islam and the Occident},
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  volume       = {20},
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Chicago
van Caenegem, Raoul. 2012. “Historical Reflections on Islam and the Occident.” European Review 20 (2): 203–209.
APA
van Caenegem, Raoul. (2012). Historical reflections on Islam and the Occident. EUROPEAN REVIEW, 20(2), 203–209.
Vancouver
1.
van Caenegem R. Historical reflections on Islam and the Occident. EUROPEAN REVIEW. 2012;20(2):203–9.
MLA
van Caenegem, Raoul. “Historical Reflections on Islam and the Occident.” EUROPEAN REVIEW 20.2 (2012): 203–209. Print.