Robert Irwin is senior research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and a former lecturer at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. His many books include Dangerous Knowledge: Orientalism and Its Discontents and Memoirs of a Dervish: Sufis, Mystics, and the Sixties, as well as seven novels. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
A Muslim Founder of the Social Sciences?
In "Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography," Robert Irwin sets out to both demythologize and re-mystify the influential 14th-century philosopher....