Globalization Processes and Christians in the Middle East: A Comparative Analysis

Author: Sotirios Roussos

Publisher/Publication: The Journal of the Middle East and Africa

Volume/Issue: 5:2

DOI/ISBN: 10.1080/21520844.2014.928924

This article compares the position of Middle Eastern Christians in this process globalization in the 19th century and the post-Cold War period. It analyses the well-integrated Middle East in the global system and how the thriving Christian population of the 19th century, who were the largest part of the urban educated elites, acted as agents of globalization. By contrast it presents the reasons that the region is less integrated in the post-Cold war years, and the reasons why the declining Christian population remains passive in this process.