A Way of Approaching Islamic History

  • Derek Hopwood
Part of the St Antony's Series book series (STANTS)


Any non-Muslim writing on Islamic history must consider their approach to the topic. This chapter considers in particular the approach of one noted scholar, Albert Hourani, who conducted numerous studies of the ways in which Orientalists wrote about Islam and about the way in which he himself wrote about the religion of the ‘other’.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Derek Hopwood
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  1. 1.St Antony’s CollegeUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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