Applying Ibn Khald?n: The Recovery of a Lost Tradition in by Syed Farid Alatas

By Syed Farid Alatas

The writings of Ibn Khald?n, relatively the Muqaddimah (Prolegomenon) have rightly been considered as being sociological in nature. hence, Ibn Khald?n has been largely considered as the founding father of sociology, or not less than a precursor of contemporary sociology. whereas he was once given this acceptance, in spite of the fact that, few works went past proclaiming him as a founder or precursor to the systematic software of his theoretical point of view to express old and modern elements 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 approach of the dignity 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 one can convey Ibn Khald?n into the mainstream during the systematic software of his conception. It strikes past works that easily nation that Ibn Khald?n was once a founding father of sociology or offer descriptive money owed of his works. as an alternative it systematically applies Khald?n’s theoretical standpoint to express historic points of Muslim societies in North Africa and the center East, effectively integrating innovations 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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