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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.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Early works
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
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.
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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