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dc.contributor.editorSazonov, Vladimir
dc.contributor.editorMölder, Holger
dc.contributor.editorEspak, Peeter
dc.contributor.editorSaumets, Andres
dc.description.abstractThe region of the Middle East has been called the cradle of mankind. This volume studies historical, cultural, religious, social and political legacies, which play a central role in obstructing intercultural dialogue in the Middle East. The region became home to numerous cultures, religions and ethnicities with long experience of living together in a multicultural environment and has an immense impact on the entire human civilization as first human civilizations were born there. Today, more than 50% of world population follow Abrahamic religions (e.g. Christianity, Islam, Judaism), which have their roots in the Middle East. This book focuses on multiple topics related to the Middle East, including ancient history, the religion and mythology of the Ancient Near Eastern regions, Arabic, Persian and Islamic studies, Persian, Turkish and Arab literature, as well as modern Middle Eastern issues related to politics, security, society and the economy. The volume includes papers by Amar Annus, Tanja Dibou, Peeter Espak, Yoel Guzansky, Ingrida Kleinhofa, Jaan Lahe, Lidia Leontjeva, Aynura Mahmudova, Yossi Mann, Kobi Michael, Holger Mölder, Limor Nobel-Konig, Sandra Peets, Üllar Peterson, Illimar Ploom. Yurii Punda, Itamar Rickover, Vladimir Sazonov, Vitalii Shevchuk, Krzysztof Ulanowski, and Viljar Veebel.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStudia Orientalia Tartuensia. Series Novaen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTJ Peace studies & conflict resolutionen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB Historyen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HR Religion & beliefsen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFC Cultural studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFF Social issues & processesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPB Comparative politicsen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPS International relationsen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::1 Geographical Qualifiers::1F Asia::1FB Middle Easten_US
dc.subject.otherMiddle Eastern history, Middle Eastern religions, cultural legacy in Middle East, conflict in Middle East, intercultural dialogue, Middle Eastern security, Arabic and Persian literature, nation-building in Middle East, terrorism, Alawitesen_US
dc.titleCultural Crossroads in the Middle Easten_US
dc.title.alternativeThe Historical, Cultural and Political Legacy of Intercultural Dialogue and Conflict from the Ancient Near East to the Present Day. Second revised and expanded editionen_US
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUniversity of Tartu Press
oapen.remark.publicpublisher: Estonian Military Academy

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