Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Behind Every Great Reformer there is a “Machiavelli”: Al-Maghīlī, Machiavelli, and the Micro-Politics of an Early Modern African and an Italian City-State

Behind Every Great Reformer there is a “Machiavelli”: Al-Maghīlī, Machiavelli, and the... BEHIND EVERY GREAT REFORMER THERE IS A "MACHIAVELLI": AL-MAGHL, MACHIAVELLI, AND THE MICRO-POLITICS OF AN EARLY MODERN AFRICAN AND AN ITALIAN CITY-STATE Vasileios Syros Academy of Finland vasileios.syros@helsinki.fi The recent wave of rebellions in the Middle East, commonly referred to as the "Arab Spring," has stirred up a revival of scholarly interest in the phenomenon of political reform in the Arab world and Muslim-majority states in general. Speculation on the causes of revolution, the provenance and function of political authority, and the means for reshaping or refashioning the existing political or social order had a rich legacy in medieval and early modern Arabic political thought. Islamic history itself provides examples of reforms and revolts that can be seen as antecedents to events associated with the Arab Spring as well as with religious conflicts in Northern Nigeria and Sudan. Thus, a study of the past can provide a frame of reference for understanding the present and tracing the immanent forces in the rise and decline of the state and the evolution of human civilization. The central objective of this article is to analyze the political theory of the prominent religious scholar (`lim) and jurist Muammad ibn `Abd al-Karim al-Maghl http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Behind Every Great Reformer there is a “Machiavelli”: Al-Maghīlī, Machiavelli, and the Micro-Politics of an Early Modern African and an Italian City-State

Philosophy East and West , Volume 65 (4) – Oct 23, 2015

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-hawai-i-press/behind-every-great-reformer-there-is-a-machiavelli-al-magh-l-wNDUoOAp6M
Publisher
University of Hawai'I Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 University of Hawai'i Press.
ISSN
1529-1898
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

BEHIND EVERY GREAT REFORMER THERE IS A "MACHIAVELLI": AL-MAGHL, MACHIAVELLI, AND THE MICRO-POLITICS OF AN EARLY MODERN AFRICAN AND AN ITALIAN CITY-STATE Vasileios Syros Academy of Finland vasileios.syros@helsinki.fi The recent wave of rebellions in the Middle East, commonly referred to as the "Arab Spring," has stirred up a revival of scholarly interest in the phenomenon of political reform in the Arab world and Muslim-majority states in general. Speculation on the causes of revolution, the provenance and function of political authority, and the means for reshaping or refashioning the existing political or social order had a rich legacy in medieval and early modern Arabic political thought. Islamic history itself provides examples of reforms and revolts that can be seen as antecedents to events associated with the Arab Spring as well as with religious conflicts in Northern Nigeria and Sudan. Thus, a study of the past can provide a frame of reference for understanding the present and tracing the immanent forces in the rise and decline of the state and the evolution of human civilization. The central objective of this article is to analyze the political theory of the prominent religious scholar (`lim) and jurist Muammad ibn `Abd al-Karim al-Maghl

Journal

Philosophy East and WestUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 23, 2015

There are no references for this article.