Introduction: Ibn Khaldun and Islamic Ideology

  title={Introduction: Ibn Khaldun and Islamic Ideology},
  author={Bruce B. Lawrence},
  journal={Journal of Asian and African Studies},
  pages={154 - 165}
  • Bruce B. Lawrence
  • Published 1983
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Asian and African Studies
  • TO SPEAK OF IBN KHALDUN and Islamic ideology is to voice the imperative task of situating ourselves in several temporal and disciplinary modes. It is to acknowledge the profile of our world, the circumstance of Orientalism in that world, the emergence of Ibn Khaldun within Orientalism, and, finally, the significance of the papers included in this volume as a means of understanding Ibn Khaldun and Orientalism as well as our contemporary world. 
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