Ecumene


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Ecumene

 

(Greek oikumene), a term that was used to designate the part of the earth inhabited by man. The ecumene was first described by Hecataeus of Miletus, who included Europe (except northern Europe), Asia Minor, Southwest Asia, India, and North Africa in the concept of ecumene.

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Scholars of literature and social scientists reflect on how cosmopolitical thinking can be, and perhaps needs to be, made new for the contemporary global ecumene. They cover rootedness and the new cosmopolitanism: sovereignty, hosts, guests, and hospitality; minority bodies; minoritarian mobilities; spaces and vectors: migration, hybridity, creolization; and the powers and perils of cultural expression.
"Finding England everywhere: regional identity and the construction of national identity, 1890-1940." Ecumene 6 (1999): 90-109.
Kipling's Kim portrays these changes in the space of the novel's four to five years: from school courses in trigonometry, to the languages of the Grand Trunk Road, to glimpses of the essence of the entire ecumene.
The wider cultural ecumene that produces such an interdisciplinary, or shared aesthetic worldview can be located in the pre-Kushana and Kushana periods.
Thus, the local Muslim communities largely began to orient themselves towards an evolving, overarching, scholarly and social world of Southeast Asian Islam, aptly defined as the "Jawi ecumene" by Michael Laffan.
Un expresivo texto final, que firman Penalver, San Jose y Mujika-Alustiza, auna lo esencial de lo expuesto por el conjunto de cooperadores en las monografias precedentes y asienta un argumento logico sobre su integracion en la ecumene del Paleolitico Superior occidental.
Statistics Canada's Ecumene file was used to remove geographic areas with no residents from the buffers to more accurately represent the distribution of the population within each buffer.

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