Arabic Historical Thought in the Classical Period (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization)

Arabic Historical Thought in the Classical Period (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization)

By: Tarif Khalidi (author), David Morgan (series_editor)Paperback

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Thinking and writing about the past has always been of critical importance to the way that any culture or civilization views itself and its role in the world. In a work which surveys an entire tradition of historical thought and writing across a span of eight hundred years, Tarif Khalidi examines how Arabic-Islamic culture of the pre-modern period viewed the past, how it recorded it, and how it sought to answer the many complex questions associated with the discipline of history. The author combines a chronological and a topical approach to place the tradition within its wider intellectual context, while quotations from historians across the period introduce the English-speaking reader to some of the principal texts of Arabic-Islamic culture.

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Contents

l. The birth of tradition; 2. History and hadith; 3. History and adab; 4. History and hikma; 5. History and siyasa; Conclusion.

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/09/1996
  • ISBN13: 9780521589383
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 268
  • ID: 9780521589383
  • weight: 400
  • ISBN10: 052158938X

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