The Resource Enemies of civilization : attitudes toward foreigners in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China, Mu-chou Poo

Enemies of civilization : attitudes toward foreigners in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China, Mu-chou Poo

Label
Enemies of civilization : attitudes toward foreigners in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China
Title
Enemies of civilization
Title remainder
attitudes toward foreigners in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China
Statement of responsibility
Mu-chou Poo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Enemies of Civilization is a work of comparative history and cultural consciousness that discusses how "others" were perceived in three ancient civilizations: Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China. Each civilization was the dominant culture in its part of the world, and each developed a mind-set that regarded itself as culturally superior to its neighbors. Mu-chou Poo compares these societies' attitudes toward other cultures and finds differences and similarities that reveal the self-perceptions of each society." "Notably, this work shows that in contrast to modern racism based on biophysical features, such prejudice did not exist in these ancient societies. It was culture rather than biophysical nature that was the most important criterion for distinguishing us from them. By examining how societies conceive their prejudices, this book breaks new ground in the study of ancient history and opens new ways to look at human society, both ancient and modern." --Book Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
327.3/009
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS71
LC item number
.P89 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture
Label
Enemies of civilization : attitudes toward foreigners in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China, Mu-chou Poo
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-208) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Relations and attitudes
  • 5.
  • Foreigners within
  • 6.
  • transformation of the barbarians
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • In search of cultural identity
  • 3.
  • Representations
  • 4.
Control code
ocm63145859
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 211 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423748038
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27354313
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)63145859
  • ebsco079146363X

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