Islamic Civilization and the Legend of Political Failure

  title={Islamic Civilization and the Legend of Political Failure},
  author={Andrew C. Hess},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={27 - 39}
How Marshall G. S. Hodgson overcame the narrow conventions of orientalism to apply an imagination of the broadest scale to the history of Islamic civilization involves the mysteries of creation.' Surely one major reason why this courageous scholar developed such a grand vision of history lies with his fundamental humanity. His publications on other cultures are not demonstrations of intellectual superiority but are protests against the absence of empathy in the interpretation of human events.2… Expand
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