By Syed Farid Alatas
The writings of Ibn Khald?n, really the Muqaddimah (Prolegomenon) have rightly been considered as being sociological in nature. accordingly, Ibn Khald?n has been greatly considered as the founding father of sociology, or no less than a precursor of contemporary sociology. whereas he was once given this acceptance, despite the fact that, few works went past proclaiming him as a founder or precursor to the systematic software of his theoretical standpoint to express ancient and modern points 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 means of the honor of non-Western assets of theories and ideas.
This publication offers an outline of Ibn Khald?n and his sociology, discusses purposes for his marginality, and indicates how you can deliver Ibn Khald?n into the mainstream during the systematic program of his conception. It strikes past works that easily kingdom that Ibn Khald?n used to be a founding father of sociology or offer descriptive bills of his works. as a substitute it systematically applies Khald?n’s theoretical viewpoint to express old facets of Muslim societies in North Africa and the center East, effectively integrating ideas 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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Applying Ibn Khald?n: The Recovery of a Lost Tradition in Sociology (Routledge Advances in Sociology) by Syed Farid Alatas