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  World Lectures | BBC World Service
The foundations of the demographic Islamization of the Western world are being laid in the second half of the twentieth century.
Paradoxically, the cultural Westernization of the Muslim world is one of the causes behind the demographic Islamization of the West.
It is in that sense that the cultural Westernization of the Muslim world in the first half of the twentieth century was part of the preparation for the demographic Islamization of the West in the second half of the twentieth century.
www.bbc.co.uk /worldservice/people/features/world_lectures/mazrui_lect.shtml   (7383 words)

  
 Synge, J.M. 1911. The Playboy of the Western World
Synge, J.M. The Playboy of the Western World
First produced in 1907, this play sent shock waves through the dramatic world, pushing the limits of decency and stoking an already red-hot nationalistic fire.
Though met with near instant rioting and controversy, it is now considered a masterpiece of poetic drama.
www.bartleby.com /1010   (126 words)

  
  Western world Summary
Originally defined as Western Europe, most modern uses of the term refer to the societies of Europe and their close genealogical, linguistic, and philosophical colonial descendants, typically included are those countries whose dominant culture is derived from European culture, such as North and South America, Australia and New Zealand.
Western countries have in common a high average material standard of living, compared to the rest of the world.
Western society is sometimes claimed to trace its cultural origins to both Greek thought and Christian religion, thus following an evolution that began in ancient Greece, continued through the Roman Empire and, with the coming of Christianity (which has its origins in the Middle East), spread throughout Europe.
www.bookrags.com /Western_world   (3616 words)

  
  Western world - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Originally defined as Western Europe, most modern uses of the term refer to the societies of Europe and their close genealogical, linguistic, and philosophical colonial descendants, typically included are those countries whose dominant culture is derived from European culture, such as North and South America, Australia and New Zealand.
Western countries have in common a high material standard of living, compared to the rest of the world.
As the eastern and western churches spread their influence, the line between "East" and "West" can be described as moving, but generally followed a cultural divide that was defined by the existence of the Byzantine empire and the fluctuating power and influence of the church in Rome.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Western_world   (2725 words)

  
 Western Front (World War I) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For most of World War I, Allied and German Forces were stalled in trench warfare along the Western Front.
At the outbreak of the First World War, the German army executed a modified version of the Schlieffen Plan, designed to quickly attack France through Belgium before turning southwards to encircle the French army on the German border.
In August 1916 the German leadership along the western front had changed as Falkenhayn resigned and was replaced by Generals Paul von Hindenburg and Erich Ludendorff.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Western_Front_(World_War_I)   (5403 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Western world Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The distinctions between the western and eastern parts of the Christian world remained through the Middle Ages, despite a nominal sense of Christian unity (the concept of "Christendom") brought about by the conquests of Christian lands by the Muslim Arabs and Turks.
The second world were the Eastern bloc nations in the Communist sphere of influence, such as the Soviet Union, People's Republic of China, etc. The third world were nations unaligned with either.
As the eastern and western churches spread their influence, the line between "East" and "West" can be described as moving, but generally followed a cultural divide that was defined by the existence of the Byzantine empire and the fluctuating power and influence of the church in Rome.
www.ipedia.com /western_world_1.html   (2015 words)

  
 Western World
Western World departed New York on 16 February 1863 and arrived at Newport News on 11 March for duty with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron.
Western World was assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron on 10 November 1864.
Western World was deployed in Virginia's Mobjack Bay on 6 April and, on 5 May, proceeded to the Washington Navy Yard.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/w6/western_world.htm   (896 words)

  
 Western world   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The contrast was between Greek-speaking culture of mainland Greece the Aegean the Ionian coast and Magna Graecia in southern Italy and the surrounding non-Greek cultures of Thrace and Anatolia the Persian Empire Phoenicians and Egypt.
The Franks under Charlemagne established a western empire which was as the Holy Roman Empire by the Pope offending the Byzantine The Latin Rite church of western and central Europe by the Pope (the Patriarch of Rome) with the eastern Greek-speaking Patriarchates during the Great Schism.
The second world were the Eastern bloc nations in the Communist sphere of influence such as the Soviet Union People's Republic of China etc. The third world were nations with either.
www.freeglossary.com /Western_civilization   (2258 words)

  
 WESTERN CANON GREAT BOOKS UNIVERSITY: The Great Books of Western Civilization
So welcome to Western Canon University, where the professors are the Great Books of the Western Heritage, the lecture halls extend throughout the watery globe, and the daily homework assignment is to live one’s life in the context of the Greats.
The Western Canon is the final gem that is sought by those who have obtained all other forms of worldly treasures and material wealth.
At Western Canon University we look forward to having volunteer tutors preside over the discussion forums, lead the debates, and suggest passages, works, and volumes of criticism which might be of particular interest to scholars of the Western Soul.
westerncanon.com   (4550 words)

  
 The world may celebrate the end of the Western civilization - Pravda.Ru
More importantly, the world’s biggest oil reserves are located outside the zone of the “gold billion.” To crown it all, the Western civilization has been declining steadily against the background of the propaganda of consumption and personal extra-comfort that have become norms in the Western lifestyle.
Western nations gradually lose their cultural identities giving way to undemanding enduring and charismatic nations which in their turn continue their invasion in the West by its own permission.
Western countries interfere in other countries’ sovereign affairs, conquer foreign markets, control cash flows, attract cheaper labour force, etc. One has to acknowledge that the Western world has accomplished a lot at this point.
english.pravda.ru /world/europe/13-02-2006/75886-western-0   (623 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Western world   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The second world were the Eastern bloc nations in the Communist sphere of influence, such as the Soviet Union, People's Republic of China, etc. The third world were nations unaligned with either.
One should distinguish "Western society" from the socio-economic term "first world" in that, for example, South America is sometimes mentioned as a Western society, but much of it is poor.
Western countries have in common a high (relative) standard of living for most citizens - compared to the rest of the world.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Western_world   (1653 words)

  
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The Fifth World ethnicity may either be neotraditional, or entirely novel, and the same feature...
However important ethnicity is in the Fifth World, it is important to realise that it has absolutely no place or meaning in micronations or in the micronational community.
Sealand occupies a permanent man-made World War 2 military installation that was constructed in the United Kingdom as a naval vessel and deliberately sunk on Rough Sands.
www.lycos.com /info/micronation--western-world.html   (459 words)

  
 Horses - Western Riding - an Introduction with Equiworld - Equestrian Information on the internet
Western Pleasure is one of the most popular western classes, especially for beginners, as showing in a group isn't as nerve-wrecking as showing solo can be.
Western riding can be roughly divided into two categories, those who just want to trail ride and have a good time, and those who want to show (and have a good time).
Those who want to trail ride western should be just as concerned about doing it right as those have to be who present themselves to the scrutinizing eyes of horse show judges, because they owe it to their horses.
www.equiworld.net /uk/sports/western/westernintroduction   (1901 words)

  
 Hau de no sau nee Address to the Western World, Geneva, 1977 [1/3]
It is a message, certainly the first ever delivered to a world body, which identifies the process of that abuse as Western Civilization -- as a whole way of life -- and which acknowledges the immense complexity which that statement implies.
Western technology and the people who have employed it have been the most amazingly destructive forces in all of human history.
The majority of the world finds its roots in the Natural World, and it is the Natural World, and the traditions of the Natural World, which must prevail if we are to develop truly free and egalitarian societies.
www.ratical.com /many_worlds/6Nations/6nations1.html   (4854 words)

  
 Cornerstone Curriculum: World Views of the Western World
World Views of the Western World is a study of ideas and their implications and consequences in society.
World Views of the Western World is a historical study in which ideas are followed through time.
World Views of the Western World is a biblical world view approach to history.
cornerstonecurriculum.com /Curriculum/wvww/wvww.htm   (749 words)

  
 Cornerstone Curriculum: World Views of the Western World
World Views of the Western World is a study of ideas and their implications and consequences in society.
World Views of the Western World is a historical study in which ideas are followed through time.
World Views of the Western World is a biblical world view approach to history.
www.cornerstonecurriculum.com /Curriculum/wvww/wvww.htm   (836 words)

  
 Western world
Western Europe, most modern uses of the term refer to the societies of Western and Central Europe and their close genealogical, linguistic, and philosophical colonial descendants, typically included are those countries whose dominant culture is derived from European culture.
United States, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, South Korea and Japan, generally include what used to be called the "first world" or the "developed world", although the OECD includes a few countries, namely Turkey, South Korea and Mexico, that are not wealthy industrial countries.
Cold War as the approximate western boundary of those countries that were allied with the Soviet Union.
www.vetty.com /wpcd/wp/w/Western_world.htm   (2110 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Civilization: A New History of the Western World: Books: Roger Osborne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In his "Prologue" the author notes that the events of 9/11 and their aftermath have brought the vague idea of Western civilization, a reflection of who we are and what we value, into the foreground, as what we are defending in the war on terror.
Western historians have typically attempted to trace a thread of European civilization from ancient Greece, through Rome, the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, and into the nineteenth-century society of the British Empire.
Osborne clearly shows that the Western world tends to consider itself as the lighthouse that wants to bring western values to the rest of humanity regardless of the different views of the local populations on these western values.
www.amazon.com /Civilization-New-History-Western-World/dp/1933648198   (3342 words)

  
 Mr. Dowling's Western Religions Page
The faiths are often called western religions to distinguish them from the eastern religions practiced primarily in Asia.
While western religions are centered on the belief in one God, many believers of eastern religions seek to find enlightenment by looking within themselves.
The attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 are likely the result of religious conflicts.
www.mrdowling.com /605westr.html   (331 words)

  
 Edinburgh University Divinity School: CSCNWW- World Christianity
World Christianity: Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World
The Centre for the Study of Christianity in the Non-Western World (CSCNWW) exists to advance scholarship, through research, teaching and publication, in Christianity outside the western hemisphere.
CSCNWW is dedicated to acquiring, preserving and managing documentary and archival resources, to facilitating international access to its materials through electronic media, and to assisting the development of indigenous archival collections in other parts of the world.
www.div.ed.ac.uk /worldchristi_16.html   (418 words)

  
 International Power Shifts Threaten the Western World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Western global supremacy is definitely on the wane as key Asian nations make significant economic progress while Middle Eastern conflicts trouble the West politically and militarily.
It is of a civilization in decline, its share of world political, economic and military power going down relative to that of other civilizations.
Western politicians seem to pin their hopes for a workable solution on somehow reactivating the moribund peace process between the Palestinians and Israel.
www.ucgstp.org /bureau/wnp/wnp0087/westernworld.htm   (1675 words)

  
 Halfbakery: Chopsticks for the Western World
Chopsticks are not easy for Western hands to use(something to do with the fatness of the palm and a condition known as 'remote control thumb').
Western food isn't designed to be eaten with chopsticks.
What's needed is not chopsticks for the western world, but silverware for the Asians.
www.halfbakery.com /idea/Chopsticks_20for_20the_20Western_20World   (1224 words)

  
 The Change of Values in the Western World
The inspiration of the Western world by biblical traditions extends even into the fundamental notions and values of modernity; the Western world has rediscovered its own history of freedom in the biblical story of God, and has identified with that story even in secular figures.
The world does not exist within the great balance of the cosmos and its harmony, but rather, as God's creation, is directed toward the future of his kingdom, and for that reason is temporal.
If Christianity has introduced into the modern world this understanding of reality as "history," and thus the displacement of nature and its subjugation, then it is both its self-critical and culturally critical task to develop values for a reconciliation with nature, and a new harmony–one capable of survival–between modern culture and nature.
www.ctinquiry.org /publications/reflections_volume_1/moltmann.htm   (6392 words)

  
 The Western World Shipwreck  New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
On October 26th, the Western World broke apart and slipped beneath the waves.
The wreck of the Western World is also known as the Spring Lake Wreck.
The first two divers to explore the Western World were Charlie Strattion and Howard Rowland back in the 1960's.
www.aquaexplorers.com /shipwreckwesternworld.htm   (500 words)

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