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show similarity with the West (166). These points resonate and Kang understandably declines to make predictions about the future. Nonetheless, this historian felt that Kang, as a political scientist with extensive historical knowledge of East Asia, was uniquely positioned to offer more specific

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

of premonitory dreams predicting that a man named Yūsuf, Saladin’s private name, would defeat the Christians. Eddé asserts that ‘Not all these predictions were invented by Saladin’s propagandists for the needs of his cause’ (176). Indeed, in this special case of premonitory dreams we have a rare

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

eco- nomic thought has long since been abandoned. Paradoxically, the contemporaneous understanding of ancient history which influenced Hume, Malthus, Marx and Ricardo, and Smith is still alive in the “laws of economics.” It is thus appropriate that Marx’s theo- ries of value, Malthus’s predictions

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

the prediction recorded in another relatively early compilation: "There will come a time when the poor will go out raiding (scil. in the expeditions of the Holy War-k) while the rich will remain behind being busy with their land and cattle; these people will defile the religion of Who would be the

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

apocalyptic prophecy in England—where the Revelation of John furnished predictions linking Ottoman conquest of Italy to the imminent millennium—and Constantinople, where mantic statuary in which the history of the world was said to be secretly inscribed allegedly confirmed that a renewed Catholic church would

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

ses parents renient le christianisme, tous les biens de Harith doivent etre donnes a 1'eglise. L'6glise en question fut incendi6e ensuite par Masruk Dhu Nuvas et Harith predit en quelque sorte sa restauration. Cette prediction indique la construction d'une église sous Abraha. Dans la source grecque

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

rights'." Almost identical traditions are found in Muslim VI, 17 (ed. Cairo-I334 H.), and at-Tirmidhi IX, 3 9. This, then, is the last link in the chain of exposition. The tradition is a prediction of the Prophet about unjust rulers, appropriating the property and land of the people (compare the

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assignment of these categories was the basis of the tax procedure and was recorded in the basic land register, the qjnj7n. The assigned category determined what kinds of crops could be planted on a particular plot in any given year, and on the basis of this information a prediction of tax revenue could be

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

barrage of apocalyptic predictions circulating as the year 2000 approached, including the anxieties over Y2K, and the proliferation of doomsday films such as Deep Impact , directed by Mimi Leder, Los Angeles, Paramount Pictures, Dream Works, Zanuck/Brown Productions, 1998; Armageddon , directed by

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

). ' In this way, the King's powers are represented as part of a divinely composed order of events. They are not, however, represented as divine themselves, their importance being "for the advancement of the Lord Buddha's religion". The time context in which this prediction is set already foreshadows the

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient