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Makdisi's important work traces the development and organisational structure of learning institutions in Islam, and reassesses scholarship on the origins and growth of the Madrasa. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 4.

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Although some of his theories have been criticized and are currently defunct, his book remains one of the foundational resources for anyone studying Islamic education.

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Readers also enjoyed. About George Makdisi. George Makdisi. George Makdisi was a professor of oriental studies. He studied first in the United States, and later in Lebanon. He then graduated in in France from the Paris-Sorbonne University. He taught in the University of Michigan and Harvard University before reaching the University of Pennsylvania in , as a professor of Arabic.

Here he remained until his retirement in , when he held the post of George Makdisi was a professor of oriental studies. Here he remained until his retirement in , when he held the post of director of the Department of Oriental Studies.

He was particularly interested in issues around higher education in the world. He was a member and honorary member of numerous professional scientific organizations. Among other honors, he was twice a Guggenheim fellow. Books by George Makdisi. Related Articles. There are many ways to take action against racism. Read more No trivia or quizzes yet.

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The rise of colleges: institutions of learning in Islam and the West



The Rise of Colleges



Rise of Colleges: Institutions of Learning in Islam and the West


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