Europe and the Eastern other : comparative perspectives on politics, religion and culture before the Enlightenment / Hassan Bashir.

Europe and the Eastern Other critically evaluates and supports the argument for adopting an inter-cultural or comparative approach in western political theory. Hassan Bashir examines the encounters between Europeans and their eastern others before the European Enlightenment and illustrates that the...

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Main Author: Bashir, Hassan, 1933-
Format: Book
Published:Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2013]
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: towards a more inclusive discipline of political theory
  • Between Euro-centrism and Euro-denial: the case for comparative political theory
  • No people and a foolish nation: the thirteenth-century Mongol empire through European eyes
  • Wise men of the Franks: Jesuit missionaries at the court of Indian Emperor Akbar the Great
  • Delusions of celestial perfection: the encounter between Jesuit missionaries and the Chinese literati in early modern China
  • Conclusions: otherness, canonicity, and comparative political theory.