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By Syed Farid Alatas

ISBN-10: 0415678781

ISBN-13: 9780415678780

The writings of Ibn Khaldūn, relatively the Muqaddimah (Prolegomenon) have rightly been considered as being sociological in nature. consequently, Ibn Khaldūn has been generally considered as the founding father of sociology, or a minimum of a precursor of recent sociology. whereas he used to be given this reputation, besides the fact that, few works went past proclaiming him as a founder or precursor to the systematic software of his theoretical standpoint 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 usually stands within the method of the distinction of non-Western assets of theories and ideas.

This e-book presents an outline of Ibn Khaldūn and his sociology, discusses purposes for his marginality, and indicates how you can deliver Ibn Khaldūn into the mainstream in the course of the systematic program of his conception. It strikes past works that easily kingdom that Ibn Khaldūn used to be a founding father of sociology or supply descriptive bills of his works. as a substitute it systematically applies Khaldūn’s theoretical point of view to precise old elements of Muslim societies in North Africa and the center East, effectively integrating thoughts and frameworks from Khaldūnian sociology into smooth social technological know-how theories. Applying Ibn Khaldūn will be of curiosity to scholars and students of sociology and social theory.

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