The Times of History: Universal Topics in Islamic Historiography

Synopsis

This is a collection of essays on current questions of historiography, illustrated with reference to Islamic historiography. The main concerns are conceptions of time and temporality, the uses of the past, historical periodisation, historical categorisation, and the constitution of historical objects, not least those called "civilisation" and "Islam." One of the aims of this book is to apply to Islamic materials the standard conceptual equipment used in historical study, and to exercise a large-scale comparativist outlook.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Budapest
Publication year:
  • 2007