Hinterlands and Horizons: Excursions in Serarch of Amity, by Chatterjee, Margaret
- ISBN: 9780739103982 | 0739103989
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 11/1/2002
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Margaret Chatterjee's new work Hinterlands and Horizons--a collection of nine phenomenological essays ranging across cultures and time periods--studies the historical and cultural evolution of the idea of amity and the concomitant concepts of fraternity, friendship, and tolerance. The work starts with the Enlightenment's idea of fraternity and its destruction during the fratricide of the French Terror. It includes chapters focusing upon the encounters between colonizers and missionaries, the impact of the Holocaust on the search for amity, the prospect for amity in contemporary multiculturalism, and the potential of religion to deepen the experience of amity. An incisive interdisciplinary analysis of the bases of discord and harmony, of history and memory, Hinterlands and Horizons will be an enduring contribution to the history of ideas.