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Writing History as a Political Act: Ibn Khaldūn, ʿAṣabiyya and Legitimacy

Allen J. Fromherz

in The Articulation of Power in Medieval Iberia and the Maghrib

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265697
eISBN:
9780191771897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265697.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Studies of legitimacy in the medieval Maghrib have considered political, religious, social, and economic power, but rarely the political motivations of those who write the sources of the era. ... More


Islamicate Cosmopolitanism from North Africa to Southeast Asia

Bruce B. Lawrence

in Challenging Cosmopolitanism: Coercion, Mobility and Displacement in Islamic Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435093
eISBN:
9781474453660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435093.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Lawrence introduces the idea that ‘Islamicate cosmopolitans’ engage in moral introspection to fashion a genuine orientation of openness to religious-cum-cultural difference. Drawing from the work of ... More


Interlude II: Refractions: Missionaries, Nomads, Pirates

Murad Idris

in War for Peace: Genealogies of a Violent Ideal in Western and Islamic Thought

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190658014
eISBN:
9780190658045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658014.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

The second Interlude unfolds additional intersections across all the chapters. These intersections emerge through geographic linkages, the contexts of colonialism, and histories of textual citation. ... More


The Physics and Metaphysics of Nature

in Islam and the Challenge of Civilization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251230
eISBN:
9780823252916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251230.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter looks at representations of Nature in Islam, from the precious commodity of water in a desert milieu, to the botanical garden as the ordered embodiment of heaven on earth. Hispano-Arab ... More


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