From the Creators:
DISCUSSION: 778AH: Ibn Khaldun’s The Muqadimmah
The Muqadimmah is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldun, this work laid down the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography and economics. What are its intellectual legacies, its lessons on historiography, and influence on subsequent historians around the world?
Jocelyne Dakhlia (Professor, L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) and Justin Stearns (Assistant Professor of Arab Crossroads Studies, New York University Abu Dhabi).
Hosted by Shuddhabrata Sengupta (Artist and writer, Raqs Media Collective)
This session was part of Art Dubai’s Global Art Forum 8. More information at www.artdubai.ae
Theo-Humanism: Ibn Khaldun’s “Introduction to History (al-Muqaddima)” online lecture by Paul L. Heck, Associate Professor at Georgetown University and founding director of The Study of Religions across Civilizations (SORAC).