By Syed Farid Alatas

ISBN-10: 0415678781

ISBN-13: 9780415678780

ISBN-10: 1138125962

ISBN-13: 9781138125964

The writings of Ibn Khald?n, relatively the Muqaddimah (Prolegomenon) have rightly been considered as being sociological in nature. for that reason, Ibn Khald?n has been generally considered as the founding father of sociology, or a minimum of a precursor of contemporary sociology. whereas he was once given this popularity, in spite of the fact that, few works went past proclaiming him as a founder or precursor to the systematic software of his theoretical standpoint to express historic and modern features of Muslim societies in North Africa and the center East. the continued presence of Eurocentrism within the social sciences has now not helped during this regard: it frequently stands within the means of the dignity of non-Western resources of theories and ideas.

This ebook offers an outline of Ibn Khald?n and his sociology, discusses purposes for his marginality, and indicates how one can carry Ibn Khald?n into the mainstream in the course of the systematic software of his idea. It strikes past works that easily kingdom that Ibn Khald?n was once a founding father of sociology or supply descriptive bills of his works. as a substitute it systematically applies Khald?n’s theoretical point of view to express old facets of Muslim societies in North Africa and the center East, effectively integrating suggestions and frameworks from Khald?nian sociology into glossy social technological know-how theories. Applying Ibn Khald?n will be of curiosity to scholars and students of sociology and social theory.

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