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History as science: the fifteenth-century debate in Arabic and Persian

Abstract:

In the fifteenth century, scholars writing in Arabic and Persian debated the nature of historical inquiry and its place among the sciences. While the motivations and perspectives of the various scholars differed, the terms and parameters of the debate remained remarkably fixed and focused, even as it unfolded across a vast geographic space between Herat, Cairo, and Constantinople. This article examines the contours of this debate and the relationships between five historians working on these ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1163/15700658-12342525

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Oxford college:
Exeter College
Department:
Oxford
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Grant:
Fulbright-Hays--Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
Publisher:
Brill Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Early Modern History Journal website
Volume:
21
Issue:
3
Pages:
216-240
Publication date:
2017-06-06
Acceptance date:
2016-05-08
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EISSN:
1570-0658
ISSN:
1385-3783
Pubs id:
pubs:638672
URN:
uri:9970d81e-c904-40c6-bb62-d9c3beaf4e2b
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9970d81e-c904-40c6-bb62-d9c3beaf4e2b
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pubs:638672

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