Islam and World HistoryThe Ventures of Marshall Hodgson

Islam and World HistoryThe Ventures of Marshall Hodgson

Edmund Burke and Robert J. Mankin

Print publication date: 2019

ISBN: 9780226584645

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Abstract

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. He also provided an alternative approach to world history. Edited by Edmund Burke III, Islam and World History provides a critical reassessment of Hodgson’s relevance in the twenty-first century and introduces his influential work to a new generation of readers. Together, these essays explore the complexity of Hodgson’s generation, the daring of his ideas, and the global context of his world historical insights, notably on 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 the definitive statement on Hodgson’s relevance in the twenty-first century and introduce his influential work to a new generation of readers.

Table of Contents

Front Matter

Chapter One The Ventures of Marshall G. S. Hodgson

Edmund Burke III and Robert J. Mankin

Chapter TwoIslamic History and World History

Abdesselam Cheddadi, translated by Edmund Burke III

Hodgson’s Ghosts

Hodgson and the New World History

Hodgson and the New Islamic Studies

Chapter Eight Harems and Cathedrals

Jocelyne Dakhlia, translated by Edmund Burke III

End Matter