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East and West

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...Common sense accepts as obvious that the present is the product of the past, and between the past and the present there is a causal correlation. Another obvious assumption follows from this supposition: the past would be the juvenile, more...

Turning Points in Islamic Historical Practice

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...“Turning point” is not a formal concept but a metaphor; it suggests to us a moment, a particular place, when we cease to go along the same road we have been following and instead head off in some different direction. It is fair to ask how...

Ibn Khaldûn

Majid Hannoum

Majid Hannoum is professor at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Key Thinkers

...Introduction As a political figure and a major Muslim scholar, Ibn Khaldûn was linked to the political and intellectual life of fourteenth-century Maghreb, Andalusia, and Egypt. The man undoubtedly represents a major development in Islamic...

Conservatism and Ibn Khaldun

Conservative Moments : Reading Conservative Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Group feeling (‘asabiyya’) produces the ability to defend oneself, to offer opposition, to protect oneself, and to press one’s claims. Whoever loses it is too weak to do any of these things. The subject of imposts and taxes belongs...

Introduction

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume I : Ancient and Medieval Traditions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...As the first volume of the series, we are going to deal with the beginning of historical writings from ancient times to around the fourteenth century. Yet we are immediately confronted with the question: where should we begin? As explained...