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In a work that 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 premodern period viewed the past, how it recorded it, and how it sought to answer the many complex questions associated with the discipline of history.

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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.

Synopsis:

A survey of an entire tradition of historical thought and writing across a span of eight hundred years.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521589383
Editor:
Morgan, David
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Editor:
Morgan, David
Author:
Morgan, David
Author:
Tarif, Khalidi
Author:
Khalidi, Tarif
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Middle East - Saudi Arabia
Subject:
Islamic Empire Historiography.
Subject:
Historiography -- Islamic Empire.
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
8.99x6.01x.69 in. .80 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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