Ibn Khaldun: A Reinterpretation

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Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - History - 196 pages
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A reinterpretation of Ibn Khaldun, 14th-century Arabic philosopher, historian and politician.
 

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Contents

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
1
Chapter One THE PRIMACY OF THE HISTORICAL
9
Chapter Two THE PROBLEMATIZATION OF HISTORY
48
Chapter Three THE HISTORICITY OF KITĀB ALIBAR
145
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ORIENTATIONS
166
Index
171
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About the author (2012)

Aziz Al-Azmeh is CEU University Professor at the School of Historical and Interdisciplinary Studies, Central European University, Budapest. Previous books (in English) are Ibn Khaldun: An Essay in Reinterpretation (1982); Muslim Kingship: Power and the Sacred in Christian, Muslim and Pagan Polities (2001); Islams and Modernities (3rd edition, 2009); and The Times of History: Universal Themes in Islamic Historiography (2006).

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