History of the Human Sciences

"This new book by the renowned intellectual historian Aziz al-Azmeh is a very unique and opportune contribution to scholarship on Islamic historiography.... This book is a critical evaluation of fundamental concepts in history, such as time, tradition and canon, and civilization. As such, [az-Azmeh's] approach is closer to those of Reinhart Koselleck, Norbert Elias or Quentin Skinner than it is to that of anyone else currently working in Islamic studies. This book is a sophisticated treatment of Islamic and European approaches to the history of Islam, and will prove to be intellectually engaging for anyone working on historiography in any geographical context."
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Aziz Al-Azmeh
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