Cities of God and Nationalism
Rome, Mecca, and Jerusalem as Contested Sacred World Cities
By (author) Khaldoun Samman
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Cities of God and Nationalism by Khaldoun Samman
Book Description"A tour-de-force in different fields of knowledge. It takes world-city and world-history literatures to a higher level of depth and understanding. It is difficult to imagine a more pioneering, in-depth study of world cities." Ramon Grosfoguel, Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley "A remarkable and original discussion of three great sacred cities across time, and their transformation by nationalism in the modern world." Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University Far from spawning an age of tolerance, modernity has created the social basis of division and exclusion. This book elaborates this provocative claim as it explores the rich but divided histories of three cities located at the crossroads of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Many observers presume that violence is built into these sacred cities because their citizens cling to religious or cultural ideals of some archaic age; only when this history is overcome can citizens enter a new age of brotherhood. Samman persuades us to refocus our attention on modernity, which has instilled troubling dilemmas from the outside. He shows how these sacred places long ago entered the modern world where global political and economic forces exacerbate nationalism and regional divisions. If we are to resolve deep conflicts we must re-imagine the institutional basis on which modernity, rather than religion, is built.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781594512940
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Khaldoun Samman
Islam and the Orientalist World-System, Paperback (November 2008)
Offers an understanding of Islam and Islamic societies' role and relations to global cultural and economic realities. This book offers a portrait of Islamic societies and challenges the belief that Islam is not part of, nor much affected by, the modern world-system.
Cities of God and Nationalism, Hardback (April 2007)» View all books by Khaldoun Samman
"A remarkable and original discussion of three great sacred cities across time, and their transformation by nationalism in the modern world." Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University
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Author Biography - Khaldoun Samman
Khaldoun Samman, Associate Professor of Sociology at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the author of Cities of God and Nationalism: Mecca, Jerusalem, and Rome as Contested World Cities (Paradigm 2007) and co-editor of Islam and the Orientalist World-System (Paradigm 2008).
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