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Ibn Khaldun The Statesman

Fromherz Allen James

in Ibn Khaldun: Life and Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639342
eISBN:
9780748653201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639342.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter focuses on Ibn Khaldun's political ties and political involvement. Ibn Khaldun while he may support a particular ruler, he has a frequent attitude of ambivalence, especially toward ... More


Historian Meets History

Fromherz Allen James

in Ibn Khaldun: Life and Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639342
eISBN:
9780748653201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639342.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter introduces Ibn Khaldun, a world historical figure and a world historian. His famed book Muquaddimah and his theory of tribal solidarity or 'asabiyya as determinant of the rise and fall ... More


Ibn Khaldun's Early Life

Fromherz Allen James

in Ibn Khaldun: Life and Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639342
eISBN:
9780748653201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639342.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Some scholars contend that it is impossible to write an ‘interesting’ biography of Ibn Khaldun. According to this assessment, Ibn Khaldun did not reveal anything personal, anything in the modern ... More


On Being Ibn Khaldun

Fromherz Allen James

in Ibn Khaldun: Life and Times

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639342
eISBN:
9780748653201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639342.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

As this autobiography has shown, Ibn Khaldun had an unusually individualistic character. Hence, it is ironic that Ibn Khaldun's view of history did not seem to allow much room for the agency of free ... More


Ibn Khaldun’s Autobiography and his Character

Syed Farid Alatas

in Ibn Khaldun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198090458
eISBN:
9780199082636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090458.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 1 provides a short account of Ibn Khaldun’s genealogy, his life, the social influences on his thinking and the intellectual context in which he thought and wrote. The Maghreb of the ... More


Further Reading and Works Cited

Syed Farid Alatas

in Ibn Khaldun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198090458
eISBN:
9780199082636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090458.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 6 gives, along with a list of the works cited in this book, an account of the various editions and translations of Ibn Khaldun’s works into European and non-European languages. It also ... More


Ibn Khaldun on Ancient History: A Study in Sources

Charles Issawi

in Cross-Cultural Encounters and Conflicts

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195118131
eISBN:
9780199854554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118131.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The chapter discusses how Ibn Khaldun, Arab historian and sociologist, looked at foreign culture. His profound historical and sociological observations were based on his reading of Arab-Muslim ... More


Between City and Countryside: Ibn Khaldun and the Fourteenth Century

Allen James Fromherz

in The Near West: Medieval North Africa, Latin Europe and the Mediterranean in the Second Axial Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780748642946
eISBN:
9781474418850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642946.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on polymath, minister, and historian Ibn Khaldun. Foreshadowing the rise of the Ottomans, he predicted the rise of a great, new Muslim naval power that would conquer all the ... More


Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Society

Syed Farid Alatas

in Ibn Khaldun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198090458
eISBN:
9780199082636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090458.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 focuses on Ibn Khaldun’s ‘new science’. His approach was a positive rather than a normative one – the study of state and society as they are rather than as they should be. In this sense, he ... More


Practical Politics

Antony Black

in The West and Islam: Religion and Political Thought in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199533206
eISBN:
9780191714498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533206.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Muslim Advices-to-Kings took into account Realpolitik in a way that European political writings did not, until Machiavelli. They were handbooks of political management and social psychology with a ... More


The Reception of Ibn Khaldun

Syed Farid Alatas

in Ibn Khaldun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198090458
eISBN:
9780199082636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090458.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 4 is a broad survey of the reception of Ibn Khaldun. It looks at how Ibn Khaldun was thought of in the pre-modern Muslim world by scholars who lived in places and times uninfluenced by the ... More


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


Ibn Khaldun: Life and Times

Allen James Fromherz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639342
eISBN:
9780748653201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639342.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406) is one of the most influential and important Muslim thinkers in history. Ibn Khaldun has inspired at least as much interest among modern scholars as his immediate ... More


The Vision of Order and Al-‘Umrân as an Explanatory Concept in the Debates on Civilization

Vahdettin Işık

in Debates on Civilization in the Muslim World: Critical Perspectives on Islam and Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199466887
eISBN:
9780199087556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466887.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History, History of Religion

The chapter analyses the concept of civilization across the social sciences as a ‘condition’ versus a ‘universalizing’ process. It also compares this Western notion of civilization with Khaldun’s ... More


Theorizing from Within: Ibn Khaldun and the Understanding of Arab Political Culture

in Varieties of Muslim Experience: Encounters with Arab Political and Cultural Life

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226726168
eISBN:
9780226726182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226726182.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

From the eighteenth century onward, Western scholars have characterized the Arab historian Ibn Khaldun as one of the truly great social theorists—a systematizer of deep historical trends, one of the ... More


Ibn Khaldun

Syed Farid Alatas

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198090458
eISBN:
9780199082636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090458.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ibn Khaldun (1332–1406) was one of the most remarkable Muslim scholars of the pre-modern period. He founded what he called the science of human society or social organization, and developed a new ... More


Ibn Khaldun on Education and Knowledge

Syed Farid Alatas

in Ibn Khaldun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198090458
eISBN:
9780199082636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090458.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 discusses Ibn Khaldun’s thoughts on education and knowledge. The classification of knowledge in the classical Islamic tradition functioned as a guide to the range of sciences in existence ... More


Story

Wen-chin Ouyang

in Politics of Nostalgia in the Arabic Novel: Nation-State, Modernity and Tradition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655694
eISBN:
9780748684298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655694.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Personalisation of history privileges pre-modern popular forms of storytelling, such as the popular epic (sira sha'biyya), which now frames autobiography and biography in the Arabic novel that tells ... More


The Significance of Ibn Khaldun for the Modern Social Sciences

Syed Farid Alatas

in Ibn Khaldun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198090458
eISBN:
9780199082636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090458.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 5 points out that, while there is a systematic theory of society to be found in the works of Ibn Khaldun, there has been insufficient attention to it in introductory textbooks on the history ... More


Colonizing Frontiers: Ibn Khaldūn, Hobbes, and Commodious Violence

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/9780190658014.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

Chapter 5 focuses on the opposition between civilized commodious peace and uncivilized war, or the notion that peace brings prosperity, whereas war is unproductive. Hobbes’s idealization of peace ... More


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