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By Adnan Husain, K. E. Fleming

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Modern academia depends categorization. you will research Africa or Europe; East or West; the center a while or the Early glossy interval. during this cutting edge choice of essays, the Mediterranean is taken as an entire. The birthplace of the 3 primary monotheistic religions, it truly is proven to be a special cultural house characterised through hybridity, range, and cultural dynamism.

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See his The Venture of Islam, vol. 1, The Classical Age of Islam, and vol. 2, The Expansion of Islam in the Middle Periods (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1974). They treat these topics in chapter 10, “Territories of Grace,” of Horden and Purcell, The Corrupting Sea, pp. 403–460. 106 30/04/2007 4:25 PM Page 25 husain: Introduction 25 15. As one approving review, perhaps cued by this vocabulary, described, “Like cyberspace, the sea is inherently unpoliceable. It is a huge gaping hole in the centre – a no man’s land into which restless and shifty characters can disappear and pop up again.

63. As recently as the 1980s, new archeological evidence inspired a revisiting of the thesis and subsequent scholarly interest and debate. : Cornell University Press, 1983). Pirenne, Mohammed and Charlemagne, p. 164. Fernand Braudel, The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II, trans. Sian Reynolds (New York: Harper & Row, 1972), pp. 17–18. Braudel, The Mediterranean, pp. 168–170. Braudel, The Mediterranean, pp. 16, 17–22. It would, of course, unduly burden this discussion to do more than refer to his briefest remark on this subject in the prefaces to the first and second editions of the work.

D. ” The sentence is delicious, of course, because it expresses the very quality to which the word refers, and illustrates its xenophobic nuances in the process. It may seem odd to describe an 1800 use of the word “isolated” as early. Clearly, “isolated,” like “insular,” derives from a Latinate root. 106 30/04/2007 4:29 PM Page 28 28 A Faithful Sea an island,” as, for instance,“insular vegetation”) dates to 1611. But the earliest appearance of the word with the expanded semantic range discussed above – “cut off ...

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