European Perceptions of Islam and America from Saladin to George W. Bush: Europe's Fragile Ego Uncovered

European Perceptions of Islam and America from Saladin to George W. Bush: Europe's Fragile Ego Uncovered

Peter O'Brien


The research finds in eu writings approximately leader competitors -- Islamic civilization among the 1st campaign in 1095 and the ultimate Ottoman siege of Vienna in 1683, and the U.S. of the United States from independence in 1776 until eventually the current – power solicitude concerning Europe’s potential to steer the area. Intriguingly, even if, this very self-doubt brought on the type of severe introspection which helped, long ago, to forge seismic innovative reform pursuits comparable to the Renaissance, Reformation and clinical Revolution that eventually propelled Europe earlier a extra inward-looking Islam and which, this present day, could be positioning a swiftly remodeling Europe Union to counter the hegemony of a possible boastful the US. The examine concludes that frail, if no longer low vanity has performed an important function within the formation of eu identity.

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