The book includes the following articles:1. Tropes and temporalities of historiographic romanticism, modern and Islamic -- 2. Islam and the history of civilizations -- 3. Chronophagous discourse: a study of the clerico-legal appropriation of the world in an Islamic tradition -- 4. The muslim canon from late antiquity to the era of modernism -- 5. God's chronography and dissipative time -- 6. Rhetoric for the senses: a consideration of Muslim paradise narratives -- 7. Islamic political thought: current historiography and the frame of history -- 8. Monotheistic monarchy.