Abstract

Abstract:

This essay challenges the prevalent theory of political power as applied to Islamic lands—centered on the notions of clan-based "solidarity" ('aṣabiyya) and "community" (umma)—by showing that Ibn Khaldūn developed a conception of space, territory, and political power that is diametrically opposed to the Westphalian one, and, more importantly, of great actuality.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Pages
pp. 657-665
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-03
Open Access
No
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