The historical practice of diversity transcultural interactions from the early modern Mediterranean to the postcolonial world

While multicultural composition of nations has become a catchword in public debates, few educators, not to speak of the general public, realize that cultural interaction was the rule throughout history. Starting with the Islam-Christian-Jewish Mediterranean world of the early modern period, this vol...

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Other Authors: Hoerder, Dirk (Editor), Harzig, Christiane (Editor), Shubert, Adrian (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY ; Oxford Berghahn Books 2003, ©2003
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Collection: DeGruyter MPG Collection - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter CONTENTS Notes on Contributors Revising the Monocultural Nation-State Paradigm: An Introduction to Transcultural Perspectives 1. Transcultural States, Nations, and People Part I: Transcultural Pasts in the Mediterranean World and Transalpine Europe 2. A Legendary Place of Encounter: The Convivencia of Moors, Jews, and Christians in Medieval Spain 3. Religious Communities and Ethnic Groups under Imperial Sway: Ottoman and Habsburg Lands in Comparison 4. National Movements and Imperial Ethnic Hegemonies in Austria, 1867-1918 Part II: Global Interconnections: Black Atlantic, Chinese Diaspora, White Empire 5. The Black Atlantic in the Construction of the "Western" World: Alternative Approaches to the "Europeanization" of the Americas 6. Chinese Diaspora in Occidental Societies: Canada and Europe 7. Labor Diasporas in Comparative Perspective: Polish and Italian Migrant Workers in the Atlantic World between the 1870s and the 1920s 8. Dialectics of Empire and Complexities of Culture: British Men in India, Indian Experiences of Britain Part III: Cultural Belongings and Citizenship 9. From State Constructions to Individual Opportunities: The Historical Development of Citizenship in Europe 10. Place-Sensitive Citizenship: The Canadian Citizenship Regime until 1945 11. The Diversification of Canadian Literature in English Selected References Selected Studies