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The Muqaddimah : an introduction to history

Author: Ibn Khaldūn; Franz Rosenthal; Thomas Leiper Kane Collection (Library of Congress. Hebraic Section)
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [1958]
Series: Bollingen series, 43.
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The Muqaddimah, often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldūn, this work laid down the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics. This first complete English translation was published in three volumes in 1958 as part  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works to 1800
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Ibn Khaldūn, 1332-1406.
Muqaddimah.
New York, Pantheon Books [1958]
(OCoLC)557812275
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ibn Khaldūn; Franz Rosenthal; Thomas Leiper Kane Collection (Library of Congress. Hebraic Section)
ISBN: 0691017549 9780691017549
OCLC Number: 307867
Description: 3 volumes (cxv, 481; xiv, 463; xi, 603 pages) : illustrations, plates, color maps (1 folded), diagrams, facsimiles (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Volume I. --
Introduction / N.J. Dawood --
The introduction --
Book one of the Kitab al-'Ibar --
Ch. 1. Human civilization in general --
Ch. 2. Bedouin civilization, savage nations and tribes and their conditions of life, including several basic and explanatory statements --
Ch. 3. On dynasties, royal authority, the caliphate, government ranks, and all that goes with these things : the chapter contains basic and supplementary propositions. --
Volume II. --
Ch. 3. Continued --
Ch. 4. Countries and cities, and all other forms of sedentary civilization : the conditions occurring there : primary and secondary considerations in this connection --
Ch. 5. On the various aspects of making a living, such as profit and the crafts : the conditions that occur in this connection : a number of problems are connected with this subject --
Ch. 6. The various kinds of sciences : the methods of instruction : the conditions that obtain in these conditions. --
Volume III. --
Ch. 6. Continued.
Series Title: Bollingen series, 43.
Other Titles: Kitāb al-ʻibar.
Responsibility: Ibn Khaldūn ; translated from the Arabic by Franz Rosenthal.

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The Muqaddimah, often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldūn, this work laid down the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics. This first complete English translation was published in three volumes in 1958 as part of the Bollingen Series.

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