The 3 phases of a nomadic islamic state


Ad Honorem
Nov 2010
I was just recapping the Almoravids and came across an analysis by Ibn Jaldun from the 14th century, recognised by others since. It struck me there is probably a great parallel with the fallen ISIS of today.

1) Invasion of a new territory and the creation of a sedentary centralised state. With the establishment of a capital supplanting the orginal

2)Full development of an islamic state structure

3) General disintegration and fall and subject to invasion

He was of course talking about the Almoravids and Almohads but the parallel with ISIS is obvious and I'm wondering whether this pattern is almost inevitable?