Maxime Rodinson: What Marxism Can Teach Us About the History of Islam

Between the nineteen fifties and nineties, Maxime Rodinson (1915–2004) was one of France’s most famous Arabists. Gifted with an admirable encyclopedic culture, author of thousands of recensions, he was also an influential member of the left-wing intelligentsia, often called upon by the media for his views on current happenings in Islamic countries.

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