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Conclusion

This book has covered the theme of the world-system in its comparative political, economic and epistemological perspectives between Islam and the occident. In developing the Islamic theory of the world-system and its nature of polity-market interaction, the principal sources of Islamic epistemology, namely the Quran and the Sunnah, were thoroughly used. Upon this premise, a discursive study was undertaken in light of the contributions by scholars of the Islamic scholasticism to various topics in the subject area. Likewise, the comparative theme of the world-system was analyzed from the contemporary occidental thought and the scholasticism of the eighteenth-century European Enlightenment.