Cloth $60.00 ISBN: 9780745323169 Published May 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Foreign Encounter in Myth and Religion: Modes of Foreign Relations and Political Economy, Volume II

Kees van der Pijl

The Foreign Encounter in Myth and Religion: Modes of Foreign Relations and Political Economy, Volume II

Kees van der Pijl

Distributed for Pluto Press

264 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Cloth $60.00 ISBN: 9780745323169 Published May 2010 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Foreign Encounter In Myth And Religion is the second volume of Modes of Foreign Relations and Political Economy, a three-volume project which is changing the way we think about international relations.

In the first, Deutscher prize-winning volume, Kees van der Pijl introduced the ground-breaking argument that our current international system of nation states is merely a historically specific form of foreign relations, rather than a permanent fixture. Now he traces the key characteristics of 'foreign encounters' over time, showing that myth, religion and ethical philosophies have always informed the way that societies have interacted with outsiders. This points us towards the future state of international relations.

A truly masterful work, The Foreign Encounter In Myth And Religion, is a must for upper-undergraduates and academics at the cutting edge of international relations theory.

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Tribal Foreign Relations and Mythical Ancestry
2 Sedentary-Nomad Encounters in Semitic Myth and Religion
3 Warrior Heroes in the Indo-European Lineage
4 Imperial Cosmologies and the Nomadic Counterpoint
5 Rival Fundamentalisms on the Imperial Frontier
References
Index

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