Maxime Rodinson And the Muslim World

French historian Maxime Rodinson transformed our understanding of the Muslim world with books like Muhammad and Islam and Capitalism. We revisit his pathbreaking work.

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Maxime Rodinson was one of the foremost international specialists on the Middle East, the Arab world, and Islam, with a worldwide reputation among scholars in this field. Born in Paris in 1915, he died in Marseille at the age of eighty-nine in 2004. The French historian left behind a bibliography of more than a thousand […]

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