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Arabic Historical Thought in the Classical Period : Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization - Tarif Khalidi

Arabic Historical Thought in the Classical Period

Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization

By: Tarif Khalidi, David Morgan (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th January 1995
ISBN: 9780521465540
Number Of Pages: 268

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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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'Dr Khalidi is completely in control of his subject and carries the reader along through his splendidly fluent style, despite the occasional complexity of his argumentation.' Middle East International 'This is a wide-ranging, excellently written book on a subject of major importance, based on a formidable wealth of knowledge expertly distilled ... ' David Morgan, School of Oriental and African Studies 'The extent of Khalidi's reading is daunting, the subtlety and elegance of his exposition enviable. This is a book which is enjoyable as well as informative.' The Times Literary Supplement

The birth of tradition
History and hadith
History and adab
History and hikma
History and siyasa
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ISBN: 9780521465540
ISBN-10: 0521465540
Series: Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 27th January 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.57