:: Volume 8, Issue 29 (Cultural History Studies 2016) ::
CHS 2016, 8(29): 101-126 Back to browse issues page
Study on the Effective Cultural Components of Abu Ali Miskawayh’ Historiography (325-421 AH./937-1030 AD.)
Isa Abdi *1, Sina Frozesh, Gholam Hossein Zargarinezhad
1- , isa.abdi@gmail.com
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In order to recognize the effective cultural components of Miskawayh’s historiography, he not only should be analyzed in relation with practical wisdom, but also in relation with historical context such as cultural perspective and his political and social status as a courtier and understand his historiography in this relation. Accordingly, the theory of new historicism is used in this article. According to this theory, a historical critic is not looking for discovering new causes and facts in reading texts, but also looks for interpretation and understanding of cultural implication in historical text. Miskawayh as a scriber, philosopher or historian is part of the culture of the period which his “lived experience” should be recognized through it. According to the findings of present article, historiography of this Buyids historian is influenced from interwoven cultural components including “the experience of tradition and nearness and approaching to the court”, “the culture of secretary” and “culture and practical wisdom” in connection with the power. Present article is the first step in this regard.

Keywords: Buyids, Historiography, Humanism, Abu Ali Miskawayh, Tajarib al-umam.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/06/11 | Accepted: 2017/06/11 | Published: 2017/06/11

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