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Author Alatas, Farid, Syed.

Title Applying Ibn Khaldun : the recovery of a lost tradition in sociology / Syed Farid Alatas
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2014


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 207 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge advances in sociology ; 104
Routledge advances in sociology ; 104.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; 1 The errors of history and the new science: Introduction to the Muqaddimah; 2 Ibn Khaldūn's theory of state formation; 3 Ibn Khaldūn and modern sociology: An aborted tradition; 4 Pre-modern readings and applications of Ibn Khaldūn; 5 A Khaldūnian theory of Muslim reform; 6 Ibn Khaldūn and the Ottoman modes of production; 7 The rise and fall of the Safavid state in a Khaldūnian framework; 8 A Khaldūnian perspective on modern Arab states: Saudi Arabia and Syria
9 Towards a Khaldūnian sociology of the state10 Bibliographic remarks and further reading; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary The writings of Ibn Khaldun, particularly the Muqaddimah (Prolegomenon) have rightly been regarded as being sociological in nature. For this reason, Ibn Khaldun has been widely regarded as the founder of sociology, or at least a precursor of modern sociology. While he was given this recognition, however, few works went beyond proclaiming him as a founder or precursor to the systematic application of his theoretical perspective to specific historical and contemporary aspects of Muslim societies in North Africa and the Middle East. The continuing presence of Eurocentrism in the social
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ibn Khaldūn, 1332-1406.
SUBJECT Ibn Khaldūn, 1332-1406 fast
Ibn-Ḫaldūn, ʿAbd-ar-Raḥmān Ibn-Muḥammad 1332-1406 gnd
Ibn H̲aldūn, ʻAbd al-Raḥmân ibn Muḥammad, (1332-1406) -- Critique et interprétation. ram
Subject Sociology -- Arab countries -- History
Islamic sociology -- History
Social sciences -- Philosophy -- History
RELIGION -- Islam -- General.
Islamic sociology
Social sciences -- Philosophy
Sociologie -- Histoire.
Sociologie -- Pays arabes -- Histoire.
Philosophie sociale -- Histoire.
Arab countries
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317594000