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Islam and World History: The Ventures of Marshall Hodgson
edited by Edmund Burke and Robert J. Mankin
University of Chicago Press, 2018
Paper: 978-0-226-58478-2 | Cloth: 978-0-226-58464-5 | eISBN: 978-0-226-58481-2
Library of Congress Classification DS35.63.I648 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 909.09767

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Published in 1974, Marshall Hodgson’s The Venture of Islam was a watershed moment in the study of Islam. By locating the history of Islamic societies in a global perspective, Hodgson challenged the orientalist paradigms that had stunted the development of Islamic studies and provided an alternative approach to world history. Edited by Edmund Burke III and Robert Mankin, Islam and World History explores the complexity of Hodgson’s thought, the daring of his ideas, and the global context of his world historical insights into, among other themes, Islam and world history, gender in Islam, and the problem of Muslim universality.
 
In our post-9/11 world, Hodgson’s historical vision and moral engagement have never been more relevant. A towering achievement, Islam and World History will prove to be the definitive statement on Hodgson’s relevance in the twenty-first century and will introduce his influential work to a new generation of readers.
 

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