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Author Salama, Mohammad.

Title Islam, orientalism and intellectual history : modernity and the politics of exclusion since Ibn Khaldūn / Mohammad R. Salama.

Imprint London ; New York : I B Tauris & Co Ltd., 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 274 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Library of Middle East history ; 22
Library of Middle East history ; v. 22.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-265) and index.
Contents Prologue : thinking about Islam and the West ---- 1. Fact or fiction? How the writing of history became a discourse of conquest --- 2. Postcolonial battles over Ibn Khaldūn : intellectual history and the politics of exclusion --- 3. How did Islam make it into Hegel's philosophy of world history? --- 4. The emergence of Islam as a historical category in British colonial thought --- 5. Disciplining Islam : colonial Egypt, a case study ---- Epilogue : historicizing the global, politicizing Islam, giving violence a new name.
Summary As the events and aftermath of 9/11 have shown, the relationship between Islam and the West is deeply troubled. Here Mohammad Salama calls for a new understanding of Islam as a historical condition that has existed in relationship to the West since the seventh century. He compares the Arab-Islamic and European traditions of historical thought since the early modern period, focusing on the watershed moments that informed their ideas of intellectual history and perceptions of one another. Islam, he argues, has played a major role in enabling and positioning Western historiography at key points, leaving palpable imprints on Islamic historiography in the process. Focusing on Ibn Khaldun, the complexities of orientalism and modernity, and recent European as well as Arab writings on these themes, this book is essential for all those interested in Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, Western and Islamic philosophies of history, and modernity. -- Publisher's description.
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Subject Ibn Khaldūn, 1332-1406.
Islamic modernism.
Christianity and other religions -- Islam.
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity.
Islamic countries -- Relations -- Western countries.
Western countries -- Relations -- Islamic countries.
Islamic countries -- Intellectual life.
Western countries -- Intellectual life.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Salama, Mohammad. Islam, orientalism and intellectual history. London ; New York : I B Tauris & Co Ltd, 2011 1848850050 (OCoLC)667822775
ISBN 9780857719492 (electronic bk.)
0857719491 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786613152237