European Perceptions of Islam and America from Saladin to George W. Bush

Europe’s Fragile Ego Uncovered

  • Authors
  • Peter O’Brien

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Eurocentrism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter O’Brien
      Pages 3-17
    3. Peter O’Brien
      Pages 19-44
  3. Rival to the East

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Peter O’Brien
      Pages 71-89
  4. Rival to the West

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Peter O’Brien
      Pages 93-110
    3. Peter O’Brien
      Pages 111-137
    4. Peter O’Brien
      Pages 139-159
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 161-230

About this book


This book considers European perceptions of their rivals throughout history from the Islamic civilization between the first Crusade in 1095 and the final Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1683 to the United States of America from independence in 1776 until the present and investigates Europe's capacity to lead the world.


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