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Though the book has been heralded as radical and surprising, Maalouf essentially espouses an Enlightenment sensibility, a faith in the brotherhood of man. He is a believer in progress, arguing that "the wind of globalisation, while it could lead us to disaster, could also lead us to success." In fact, he envisions a globalized world in which our local identities are subordinated to a broader "allegiance to the human community itself." Maalouf wants us to retain our distinctiveness, but he wants it subsumed under the nave of common understanding. --Eric de Place --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This book is a MUST READ for anyone who is wondering what has brought the world into the violent, chaotic mess it is in now. Mr. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Edwin Vartan Gerard
I held discussions groups on "Muslim Journeys" -- a National Endowment for Humanities and American Library Assn. We read Malouf's book Leo Africanus. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Monique Clague
How does globalization change our perspective of who we are and what we want? In the words of Amin Maalouf…
“In fact, we are all infinitely closer to our contemporaries... Read more
I ordered this book for a school assignment and not only did I get a great deal on it, but I also received it in record time!Published 6 months ago by John Man
I don't believe that a book that has a library name stamped on it and then scratched out, the flyleaf has been cut and the first blank page has "withdrawn" stamped on it... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Maha Huneidi
This book was interesting because it delves into how identity plays a critical role in shaping religious, ethnic and sectarian violence in conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Senor Hammoud
Amin Maalouf gives a better understanding about how a multi-racial child would see the world. I would recommend this book to everybody.Published 11 months ago by Khazar
The author definitely understand the reason why people in this society fight against each other due to religion and ancestral beliefs. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Yaridis Rimolo