An Agenda for Research in History: The History of Libya between the Sixteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

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Titre
An Agenda for Research in History: The History of Libya between the Sixteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Auteur
Abou-El-Haj, Rifaat
Date
1983
Langue
eng
volume
15
Résumé
It is perhaps premature to spell out priorities of research in the history of Libya, since bibliographies of what has already been written have not been systematically read, nor even adequately compiled and indexed. The following observations and analyses are, of necessity, based on a cursory reading in a list—compiled by the author on the history of the Arab world and Ottoman Empire (sixteenth through nineteenth centuries)—of some 500 studies done since the 1950s by Arab scholars and historians. The fifties are taken as the period which signalled the achievement of political independence by the Arab States. I realize that individual scholars will be able to make exceptions here or ther to the observations, generalizations, and criticisms which are made in this study. The very exceptions, however, point to the dearth of modern critical scholarship on the history of Libya from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries. However, the exceptions which one could point out as models for research to be done, do not in and of themselves amount to trends in research. To date, available histories of Libya are, in the main, focused on political if not outright dynastic history. The focus is usually placed on the peculiarities and the anomalies of political history rather than the primary similarities which make for comparative history. In the remainder of this paper we offer a novitiate's priorities for research under five headings.
Est une partie de
International Journal of Middle East Studies
numéro
3
pages
305-319
doi
10.1017/S0020743800050947
issn
0020-7438, 1471-6380
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Abou-El-Haj, Rifaat, “An Agenda for Research in History: The History of Libya between the Sixteenth and Nineteenth Centuries”, 1983, bibliographie, consulté le 18 avril 2024, http://ibadica.org:8080/s/bibliographie/item/164023

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