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Islam and World History: The Ventures of Marshall Hodgson

Edmund Burke and Robert J. Mankin


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 gener ... More

Keywords: Hodgson, Islam, Orientalism, world history, universality, gender, tradition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226584645
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226584812.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edmund Burke, editor
University of California Santa Cruz

Robert J. Mankin, editor

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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

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