Unformatted text preview: e religion for about 800 years. Greek philosophy made its way into Europe through translations into Arabic in Baghdad e , and then through Arabic-speaking scholars of Spain (Avicenna, etc). • Eurocentrism p d t ( tends to see Europe as the center of the world. Yet the problem is it tends to emphasize the more industrialized West than the East. • Democracy. Imperialism e . • The word Europe is derived e from a mythological e figure Europa who lived in Phoenicia and then was kidnapped by Zeus and moved to Crete giving birth to Minos (the old name of Crete) . The idea of movement from the Old World to the New World is important. Also important is the idea of violence which is at the core of the European experience. Heroic legacy e ....
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- Spring '08