A history of islamic societies' by Ira M Lapidus: A critical study on its preface

Zin, Aizan Ali Mat and Ibrahim, Muhammad Syahmi (2021) A history of islamic societies' by Ira M Lapidus: A critical study on its preface. Journal of Al-Tamaddun, 16 (1). pp. 153-161. ISSN 1823-7517, DOI https://doi.org/10.22452/JAT.vol16no1.11.

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This study aims to analyse issues in the preface section of a literature written by an orientalist Ira M Lapidus. Students of social science and humanities at university level refer to the book in their study on Islamic societies. Data collection in this study gathered by using method of documentation. Then all the collected data were analysed by using content analysis in addition to inductive, deductive and comparative methods. Finding shows that there is issue of differences in data interpretation done by Ira M. Lapidus. This is due to his reference are mainly secondary rather than primary sources. In conclusion, this article strongly suggest the importance of primary source in writing Islamic history.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > Islam
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Academy of Islamic Studies > Dept of Islamic History & Civilization
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 26 May 2022 04:47
Last Modified: 26 May 2022 04:47
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/34900

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