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Mubarak Ali
Mubarak Ali

The writer is a veteran historian and scholar.

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  • June 10, 2018

    Appropriating history

    In the 15th century when the movement of the Renaissance emerged in Italy, scholars who were its forerunners were termed humanists. Their main...

  • June 04, 2018

    Toynbee on civilisation

    In his monumental work, ‘A Study of history’, British historian Arnold J Toynbee surveyed 23 civilisations. Some of these civilisations...

  • May 28, 2018

    Spengler on mass culture

    When Spengler was writing his book the ‘Decline of the West’, published in 1918, he had plenty of material at his disposal. Archaeologists had...

  • May 21, 2018

    The lure of the city

    Oswald Spengler, a German historian, was working as a teacher at a school when the idea to write a book on the rise and fall of civilisations...

  • May 16, 2018

    The crumbling empire

    The history of the Roman Empire tends to fascinate European nations. They highly admire emperors and generals who defeated the so-called barbarian...

  • May 07, 2018

    On a decline?

    Generally, when historians analyse the process of decline of any society, it is necessary to compare it with the period of its rise, maturity and...

  • April 30, 2018

    Decline and bloodshed

    When a society undergoes a process of decline, the first sign of its weakness is the breakdown of political stability that culminates in disorder...

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