By Syed Farid Alatas
The writings of Ibn Khald?n, fairly the Muqaddimah (Prolegomenon) have rightly been considered as being sociological in nature. accordingly, Ibn Khald?n has been generally considered as the founding father of sociology, or a minimum of a precursor of recent sociology. whereas he was once given this attractiveness, besides the fact that, few works went past proclaiming him as a founder or precursor to the systematic program of his theoretical standpoint to precise ancient and modern features of Muslim societies in North Africa and the center East. the continued presence of Eurocentrism within the social sciences has no longer helped during this regard: it frequently stands within the manner of the distinction of non-Western assets of theories and ideas.
This e-book presents an summary of Ibn Khald?n and his sociology, discusses purposes for his marginality, and indicates how you can deliver Ibn Khald?n into the mainstream in the course of the systematic program of his concept. It strikes past works that easily country that Ibn Khald?n was once a founding father of sociology or offer descriptive debts of his works. as an alternative it systematically applies Khald?n’s theoretical viewpoint to express historic points of Muslim societies in North Africa and the center East, effectively integrating strategies and frameworks from Khald?nian sociology into smooth social technology theories. Applying Ibn Khald?n will be of curiosity to scholars and students of sociology and social theory.
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Applying Ibn Khald?n: The Recovery of a Lost Tradition in Sociology (Routledge Advances in Sociology) by Syed Farid Alatas