xv, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
9780745323169 hardback 9781849644495 e-book
The author traces the key characteristics of 'foreign encounters' over time, showing that myth, religion and ethical philosophies have always informed the way that societies have interacted with outsiders.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-235) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Tribal foreign relations and mythical ancestry Sedentary-nomad encounters in Semitic myth and religion Warrior heroes in the Indo-European lineage Imperial cosmologies and the nomad counterpoint Rival fundamentalisms on the imperial frontier.