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By Patit P. Mishra, Andrea L. Stanton, Edward Ramsamy, Peter J. Seybolt, Carolyn M. Elliott

In our age of globalization and multiculturalism, it hasn't ever been extra vital for americans to appreciate and enjoy overseas cultures and the way humans dwell, love, and study in components of the area surprising to such a lot U.S. scholars and most of the people. The 4 volumes in our cultural sociology reference encyclopedia take a leap forward during this pastime via featuring concise info on these areas prone to be such a lot "foreign" to U.S. scholars: the center East, Asia, and Africa. The rationale is to express what way of life is like for individuals in those chosen areas. it really is was hoping entries inside of those volumes will reduction readers in efforts to appreciate the significance of cultural sociology, to understand the results of cultural forces all over the world, and to benefit the background of nations and cultures inside of those very important areas.

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His method of administering his empire provides a blueprint for many successful empires to come: he centralizes administration but allows local autonomy in matters of traditional custom and religion, so long as they do not interfere in matters of empire (such as the paying of taxes and the conscription of soldiers). e. When the Seleucid ruler Antiochus IV Epiphanes attempts to impose Hellenic culture on Israel, a popular uprising called the Maccabean Revolt, for its leader Simon Maccabaeus, expels the Seleucids.

Osman I establishes the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire. The Ottoman Empire expands to control much of southwest Asia until the end of World War I. 661. From their base on the Arabian Peninsula, the Umayyad caliphate conquers north Africa, parts of Spain, and southwest Asia. 1492. After the Crusades, anti-Jewish sentiment in Europe rises steadily and peaks with the expulsion of Jews from Spain (1492) and Portugal (1497). Many of the expelled Jews relocate in Palestine. 661. After the death of Ali, the fourth caliph to follow Muhammad, the Islamic world splits into the Sunni and Shia traditions.

2006. Al Jazeera launches its English-language channel. It is widely considered to have the best and most comprehensive coverage of Middle East events, particularly once the Arab Spring revolutions begin. 2006. In May, the new permanent government of Iraq succeeds the Iraqi Transitional Government. 2007. Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia proposes the Arab Peace Initiative, deriving borders from the initial 1948 partition plan. 2009–2010. Dissatisfaction over the reelection of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad leads to protests in the summer of 2009, dubbed the Green Revolution.

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