Arabic Historical Thought in the Classical Period

Arabic Historical Thought in the Classical Period

by Tarif Khalidi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521465540

ISBN-13: 9780521465540

Pub. Date: 12/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In a work which surveys an entire tradition of historical thought and writing across a span of 800 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 fundamental questions asssociated with the discipline of history. 'The extent of Khalidi's reading is daunting, the

Overview

In a work which surveys an entire tradition of historical thought and writing across a span of 800 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 fundamental questions asssociated with the discipline of history. 'The extent of Khalidi's reading is daunting, the subtlety and elgance of his exposition enviable. This is a book which is enjoyable as well as informative', Gerald Hawting, Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521465540
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization Series
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

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

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