A lecture delivered by Abdesselam Cheddadi
with Richard Bulliet as discussant.
The celebration this year commemorating the 600th anniversary of the death of Ibn Khaldun, the preeminent Muslim philosopher and historian, offers an opportunity to reflect upon his work in relation to our own times, in particular to questions of globalization and empire. Although he lived and wrote during the 14th century, Ibn Khaldun’s work derives contemporary relevance from his comprehensive understanding of the social and political systems of his time, his knowledge of Islamic culture and heritage, and his place as one of the foremost historians of society and of man.
Abdesselam Cheddadi is professor in the Faculty of Educational Sciences at the University Muhammad V in Rabat, Morocco. He is a specialist on Islamic historiography and the cultural and political history of Morocco and is the author of Ibn Khaldûn: L’homme et le théoricien de la civilisation (Paris: Editions Gallimard, 2006).
Richard Bulliet is professor of history at the Middle East Institute at Columbia University, and author of The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilization (New York: Columbia University Press, 2004).
Remarks were delivered in English and French with interpretation.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 6:30 pm.
WHERE: La Maison Française of NYU, 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), New York, New York.
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