1st Edition

Western Civilization in the Near East

By Hans Kohn Copyright 1936

    First published in 1936, Western Civilization in the Near East traces the spread and growth of Western civilization in the countries of the Levant and their immediate hinterland. The author argues that modern civilization took birth in Western Europe and then slowly spread to the rest of Europe and to all other parts of the earth, leading to the Europeanization of mankind. While Europe’s modern civilization initially enabled it to dominate the world economically and political, it also provided non-European people with the resources to ultimately resist and reject Europe’s control. This universal acculturation and the ensuing birth of a coherent and closely-knit humanity, facing similar social, economic, and cultural problems determined the new trends of world history. This book only focuses on the European contact with the Muslim East and the consequences of the contact. The language used is a reflection of its era and no offence is meant by the Publishers to any reader by this republication. This book will be of interest to students of history, political science, international relations, and geography.

    Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Environment 3. Man and his Environment in History 4. Man and his Environment at the Present Day 5. Changing Man in a Changing Environment 6. Inter-relation and Implications of World Communications 7. Inter-relation and Implications of World Economics 8. Inter-relation and Implications of World Politics 9. Methods and Problems of Europeanization Bibliography Index Map


    Hans Kohn