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    The Empire of Civilization: The Evolution of an Imperial Idea.Brett Bowden - 2009 - University of Chicago Press.
    From the Crusades to the colonial era to the global war on terror, this sweeping volume exposes “civilization” as a stage-managed account of history that ...
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    The Ideal of Civilisation: Its Origins and Socio‐Political Character.Brett Bowden - 2004 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 7 (1):25-50.
    There has been a revival in the use of the terms ?civilisation? and ?civilisations? to describe and explain events in the social sciences and humanities, nowhere more so than in politics and international affairs. This revival has seen the terms interpreted and applied in a variety of manners and different contexts. In too many cases this endeavour has been less than effective because of an oversimplification of what the terms mean and what they have historically represented. In part in response (...)
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  3. Western Political Thought in Dialogue with Asia.Antony Black, Brett Bowden, Bruce Buchan, Joseph Chan, Fred Dallmayr, Nelly Lahoud, Cary J. Nederman, Philip Nel, Makarand Parajape, Anthony Parel, Vicki A. Spencer, Alistair Swale & Peter Zarrow - 2008 - Lexington Books.
    Western Political Thought in Dialogue with Asia is a unique collection of essays that examines the exchange of political ideas between Western Europe and Asia from the Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. The contributors to the volume call for globalizing the scope of research and teaching in the history of political thought.
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    Frontiers—Old, New, and Final.Brett Bowden - 2020 - The European Legacy 25 (6):671-686.
    The enduring idea of the frontier brings with it thoughts of adventure, discovery and romance, but also of hardship, solitude, and the struggle against the forces of nature. Similarly, the idea tha...
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    ‘Poisons Disguised with Honey’: European Expansion and the Sacred Trust of Civilization.Brett Bowden - 2013 - The European Legacy 18 (2):151-169.
    For many centuries now, those considering themselves civilized have carried out numerous atrocities?from abductions to dispossession to massacres?against those thought to be less civilized, all in the name of civilization. This has particularly been the case in the last 500 years when Europeans came into contact with indigenous peoples in their voyages of discovery and subsequent settlement. One of the justifications for these offences was often couched in terms of the self-appointed duty of ?civilized? Europeans to bring the blessings of (...)
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