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An Arab philosophy of history : selections from the Prolegomena of Ibn Khaldun of Tunis (1332-1406) / translated and arranged by Charles Issawi.

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Uniform Title:
Kitāb al-ʻibar. Muqaddimah. Selections. English
Author/Creator:
Ibn Khaldun̄, 1332-1406.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
1987
Imprint:
Princeton, NJ, USA : Darwin Press, c1987.
Format:
  • Book
  • xiv, 192 p. ; 19 cm.
Note:
Translation of extracts from Muqaddimat Ibn Khaldūn. Includes index.
Bibliography:
Bibliography: p. 182-184.
Publisher's Summary:
The Prolegomena of Ibn Khaldun are in many ways the most remarkable manifestation of Islamic philosophical thought. Not only did Ibn Khaldun sum up the accumulated knowledge and leading doctrines of his civilisation, but in many fields he broke new ground and anticipated the findings of Western social scientists of the last two centuries. The passages have been grouped to illustrate Ibn Khaldun's views on: Historical Method; Geography; Economics; Public Finance; Population; Society and State; Religion and Politics; Knowledge and Society; The Theory of Being; The Theory of Knowledge. This translation is intended for students of thought, rather than specialised Arabic scholars, and for those interested in the intellectual background of the Arab world. First published in 1950 and reprinted several times, this revision contains a new chapter and a thoroughly revised and updated bibliography.
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Contributor:
Issawi, Charles Philip.
Subjects:
ISBN:
0878500561
9780878500567

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