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Europe, the Middle East and the Shift in Power: Reflections on a Theme by Marshall Hodgson

  • Charles Issawi (a1)

Suppose there are two lines on a graph, close together and moving in thesame general direction and that at one point one of them begins to divergefrom the other. After some time the gap between them will have widenedvery considerably. This simple image would command general agreementas an illustration of the different paths taken by Western and MiddleEastern or Islamic civilizations in the course of the last thousand years.

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Carl M. Kortepeter , “Ottoman Imperial Policy and the Economy of the Black Sea Regionin the Sixteenth Century, ” Journal of the American Oriental Society, vol. 86, no. 2 (04061966).

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Comparative Studies in Society and History
  • ISSN: 0010-4175
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