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Debates on Civilization in the Muslim WorldCritical Perspectives on Islam and Modernity$
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Lutfi Sunar

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199466887

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466887.001.0001

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The Vision of Order and Al-‘Umrân as an Explanatory Concept in the Debates on Civilization

The Vision of Order and Al-‘Umrân as an Explanatory Concept in the Debates on Civilization

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(p.117) 4 The Vision of Order and Al-‘Umrân as an Explanatory Concept in the Debates on Civilization*
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Debates on Civilization in the Muslim World
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Vahdettin Işık

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466887.003.0005

The chapter analyses the concept of civilization across the social sciences as a ‘condition’ versus a ‘universalizing’ process. It also compares this Western notion of civilization with Khaldun’s conceptualization of civilization.

Keywords:   civilization, Ibn Khaldun, Muqaddimah, Western thinking, universalization

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