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Ibn Khaldūn (732-808AH/1332-1406CE)

By Elmira Akhmetova

‘Abd al-Raḥmān ibn Khaldūn was a Muslim historian of Arab origin. Best-known to modern readers for his Muqaddima (Prolegomena ), the introductory section to his magnificent seven-volume account of world history, … 1,972 more words

Muslim History

IBN SINA (980-1037): LEGACY TO CIVILISATIONS

Elmira Akhmetova

Ibn Sina was one of many great minds of the Muslim world during medieval ages, whose multifaceted studies encompassed diverse scholarly fields such as exegesis, law, logic, metaphysics, mathematics, astronomy, and medicine. 3,065 more words

Intellectual History

BATTLING THE GODS: ATHEISM IN THE ANCIENT WORLD, by Tim Whitmarsh

Tim Whitmarsh, Battling the Gods: Atheism in the Ancient World. Faber & Faber, London, 2016.

This is an intellectual history of atheism in Greek and Roman antiquity. 224 more words

Books

MUSA JARULLAH BIGIYEV (1875-1949)

By Elmira Akhmetova

Musa Jārullāh Bigiyev was a Muslim Tatar religious scholar, journalist, politician, educator and a prolific writer, who devoted his entire life to reconciling Islam with modern progress. 2,500 more words

Intellectual History

The History of (U.S. & G.B.) Public Health & Social Reform: Complicating the Narrative

Since I’m apparently blogging again, I might as well make it a two-fer, as they say in the Southern U.S.

In a recent blog post… 815 more words

Intellectual History

Eating for Others: The Nineteenth-Century Vegetarian Movement in Germany

by contributing editor Carolyn Taratko

“Vegetarianism is not only a question of the stomach but also one of society.” This may sound familiar to readers, as articles such as “ 1,214 more words

Think Pieces

Seminar CCXXXIX: medieval fragments of the Father of History

My pile of unreported notes makes it look as if by the time I returned from Kalamazoo last year I was very firmly in the conference season, and there’s a good deal of that coming, but there was a brief interlude into which… 807 more words

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