Euro-Jews and Afro-Arabs: The Great Semitic Divergence in World History

Euro-Jews and Afro-Arabs: The Great Semitic Divergence in World History

By: Ali A. Mazrui (author), Seifudein Adem (editor)Paperback

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The impact of European and Semitic peoples upon world civilization and African history is addressed in this scholarly study. The Jewish wing of the Semitic people converged with the Western world; the Arab wing of the Semites converged with Africa. The three Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have confronted the racial divide between Caucasian people and people of color. This book explores the geographical regions of Africa, the Middle East, and the Western world in the context of fragile structures and resilient cultures.

About Author

Ali A. Mazrui is a distinguished political scientist, a leading historian, and a multimedia public intellectual. He has written dozens of books, and narrated documentaries on British and American television. In Eastern Africa he grew up among Arabs, and in England and the United States he was partly educated by Jews. Foreign Policy magazine has described Mazrui as one of the top 100 public intellectuals alive in the world today. Ali Mazrui is currently Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at Binghamton University, New York; Senior Scholar in Africana Studies at Cornell University, New York; and Chancellor of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya. Seifudein Adem was educated in Ethiopia and Japan, and has taught in universities in Africa, Japan, and the United States. He is an expert on comparative politics and comparative cultural studies. His other books include Hegemony and Discourse and Paradigm Lost, Paradigm Regained. He has also written about the great Arab historian and inventor of modern sociology, Ibn Khaldun. Dr. Adem is currently Associate Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York.


Part 1 Preface and Acknowledgments Part 2 Section I: The Great Semitic Divergence Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Towards the Europeanization of the Jews and the Africanization of the Arabs Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Semitic Divergence and African Convergence Part 5 Section II: Euro-Jews in World History Chapter 6 Chapter 3: The Talmudic Tradition in Comparative Perspective Chapter 7 Chapter 4: Muslims between the Jewish Example and the Black Experience Chapter 8 Chapter 5: Blacks, Jews and Comparative Diasporas Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Is Israel a Threat to American Democracy? Part 10 Section III: Afro-Arabs in World History Chapter 11 Chapter 7: Between Arabo-Hebraic Divergence and Afro-Arab Convergence Chapter 12 Chapter 8: The Black Arabs in Comparative Perspective Chapter 13 Chapter 9: The Multiple Marginality of the Sudan Chapter 14 Chapter 10: Africa and Egypt's Four Circles: Nasser's Legacy Chapter 15 Chapter 11: Afro-Arab Crossfire Chapter 16 Chapter 12: Eurafrica, Erabia, and Afro-Arab Relations Part 17 Section IV: The Semites Between Sin and Virture Chapter 18 Chapter 13: Comparative Slavery: Western, Muslim and African Legacies Chapter 19 Chapter 14: Comparative Racism: Zionism and Apartheid Chapter 20 Chapter 15: Comparative Terrorism: Arab, Jewish and African (Usama, Sharon and Shaka) Chapter 21 Chapter 16: Black Intifadah: The Mau Mau War and the Palestinian Uprising Chapter 22 Chapter 17: Between Intifadah and Al Quaeda: East African Perspectives Part 23 Section V: Islam in World Affairs Chapter 24 Chapter 18: Muslims in a Century of Four Ethical Revolutions Chapter 25 Chapter 19: Africa and Islam in Search of Seven Pillars of Wisdom Chapter 26 Chapter 20: Islam and the United States: Streams of Convergence, Strands of Divergence Part 27 Section VI: Conclusions Chapter 28 Chapter 21: The Semitic Impact on Africa Chapter 29 Chapter 22: Euro-Jews and Afro-Arabs in World History: A Conclusion Part 30 Appendix I: Prosperous Minorities as Targets of Prejudice Part 31 Appendix II: Is "Jewish Uniqueness" a Dangerous Doctrine? Part 32 Appendix III: The Nuclear Club: Is There a Judeo-Christian Monopoly?

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  • ISBN13: 9780761838579
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 508
  • ID: 9780761838579
  • weight: 689
  • ISBN10: 0761838570

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