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About Abdallah Laroui: عبد الله العرويAbdallah Laroui (born , in Azemmour ) (Arabic: عبدالله العروي) is a Moroccan historian and novelist writing i. Abdallah Laroui has 28 books on Goodreads with ratings. Abdallah Laroui’s most popular book is مفهوم الحرية. Download Audiobooks narrated by Abdallah Laroui to your device. Audible provides the highest quality audio and narration. Your first book is Free with trial!.

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Books by Abdallah Laroui (Author of L’histoire du Maghreb )

Modernism is a wave; swimming against it is jeopardy. His vision is that it is not possible to make a leap over modernism, Arabic society must pass first through the modernist state, which is in his view an inescapable destiny. After an in-depth study larooui the Egyptian experience, enriched by his deep readings of the literature of the Moroccan Abdaloah Movement as expressed in the writings of Allal Al- Fassi and Mohammad hassanLaroui’s project appeared comprehensive aabdallah critical.

The second is to assimilate modernity thought, and realizing it practically. Choueiri, Arab history and the nation-state: He believed that it was possible to work toward an objective science of society, whether it is called sociology, anthropology, or history.

This position goes back to Descartes who is usually referred to as the first foundationalist.

With respect to methodology, which is the subject of the series of ‘Concepts’, it is something else, other than convention and positing. Whoever affirms categorically that such and such Western value-system, be it liberalism, rationalism, humanism, etc. Afterwards, I concluded the necessity of generality in our view to the west, whatever is the reason behind importing its experience. Fiction, criticism and the creative experience, Alzaman newapaper.

He briefly attended Qur’an school and then public school. Laroyi, I followed a methodology that is more relevant to historical thought. There is no movement except after rest, no Verb except as reformulated from Noun. Laroui urges scholars to study the role of polygamy and the relation between family structure and war in Islamic history, and has argued that historians should specialize not only in history but also in literature, economics, linguistics, philosophy—anything but just history.


Rational thought laroul to be founded on clearly defined concepts upon which we can construct the whole rational construction. These conditions are, in reality, necessary for a specific position from history and society.

Afaq newspaper However, Laroui’s futuristic and realistic position supports implicitly isolation or even separation of Moroccoculturally, from its Arabic context, and may be strengthens its relation to Europe. It is either consistent with its proclaimed purposes or inconsistent. He sees that this is wrong because what is required to be accomplished is in depth modernity transformation, on the level of the ways of thinking of the whole society, in his words.

He expresses this position as follows. In the post era, his critique of Arab culture encouraged Arab intellectuals to question the nature of the Arab nation-state and to find it parochial and inauthentic.

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Professor Laroui embraces the conceptual and theoretical thought of modernism in general. When I talk about method, I mean in reality the logic of modern thought after it has been separated from ancient classical thought. laroii

His view is that the transformation of Arabic societies into the modern state can be achieved, only, by embracing the modernist Western thought with its basic categories of ‘Rationalism’, ‘Criticism’, ‘Advancement’, and ‘Responsibility of the human being’, on the theoretical level, and ‘Secularism’, ‘Marxist social system’ and the ‘Centrality of the state’, on the practical level. A theoretical structure imported from another society, which functions as a model to guide praxis and to be realized within it… We say then that ‘Ideology’, in this use, is the mental image that is not identical to the social base related to it… This identification is characterized by relating the ideology with a specific historical circumstance, and this relation is the basis of historicity which have been outlined in the book ‘Arabs and the historical thought’.


He has argued that this state, with its authoritarian and reactionary tendencies and rejection of open dialogue with the West, is a manifestation of the class interests of the petit bourgeoisie rather than of inherently Islamic or Arab values.

He received his preliminary and secondary education in Rabat then he left to Sorbonne, Paris where he studied for political science and received the license onand earned a certificate for post-graduate studies onhe also earned the certificate of honorary in Islamic studies on There is no justification to this call except one assumption that is extracted from history itself. His intellectual and creative production includes studies in Ideological criticism, history of ideas and systems, and several novels.

Abdallah Laroui

Literary theory Critics Literary Prizes. In this year, his book “contemporary Arabic ideology’ has appeared in French language announcing the birth of the philosophical project of professor Laroui. Since then, the name of Abdallah Xbdallah became essential in the Arabic philosophical arena. List of writers Women writers Moroccan literature Arabic Tamazight.

Books by Abdallah Laroui

The book ‘contemporary Arabic Ideology’ has been issued on Arab intellectuals must break with traditionalism and work out—with the tools of historicism—new approaches to language reform and social policy. Autour de la pensee de Abdallah Laroui [Debating Laroui’s theory]. Articles About Him in Arabic.