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American missionaries and the Middle East : foundational encounters

@inproceedings{Doan2011AmericanMA,
  title={American missionaries and the Middle East : foundational encounters},
  author={M. Doğan and Heather J. Sharkey},
  year={2011}
}
During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, American missionary encounters in the Middle East set foundations for later U.S.-Middle Eastern relations. Missionaries presented examples of American culture to Middle Eastern peoples, just as they interpreted the Middle East for Americans back home. These engagements prompt larger questions about the consequences of American Christian cultural projection into the wider world. This volume focuses on regions that were once part of the Ottoman… Expand
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