The Clash of Civilizations: A Model of Historical Development?

Thesis Eleven 62 (1):109-120 (2000)

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The article examines the `clash of civilizations' theory of history as developed recently by Samuel Huntington and Victor Lee Burke. It argues that this theory attempts to combine an historical sociology that sees states and war as the motors of human history with a notion of civilization as something solid and fixed. It contends that civilizations are fluid and amorphous entities that cannot be treated as states, and that `the ways of peace' such as cultural exchanges and trade are just as important as war and conflict in any attempt to understand the history of humanity
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