Times of History: Universal Topics in Islamic Historiography

Book Title Times of History: Universal Topics in Islamic Historiography
Author Name Aziz Al-Azmeh
Publishing house Central European University Press 
Country – city  Budapest
Date of issue 2007
Number of pages 328 

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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 the 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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