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Ibn Khaldun His Life and Work

Within a short compass, the book gives a fair indication of Ibn Khaldun’s patterns of thought and meassures, their historic worth, comparing them with the heritage of later scholars and philosophers. The present work gives in popular language a full review of Ibn Khaldun’s life from original sources and an analysis of his worth. It […]

  • Mohammad Abdullah Enan
  • Shaikh Muhammad Ashraf
  • 1941
Ibn Khaldun His Life and Work
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Ibn Khaldun His Life and Work
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    Within a short compass, the book gives a fair indication of Ibn Khaldun's patterns of thought and meassures, their historic worth, comparing them with the heritage of later scholars and philosophers. The present work gives in popular language a full review of Ibn Khaldun's life from original sources and an analysis of his worth. It abounds in useful information about the work of a remarkable thinker of Islam."Ibn Khaldun, the fourteenth century Arab historiographer and historian, is viewed as a founder of modern historiography, sociology and economics. He lived during a turbulent part of history, and out of his experiences, he "conceived and created a philosophy of history that was undoubtedly the greatest work ever created by a man of intelligence...". This work tells of the period of unrest in Ibn Khaldun's life marked by political rivalries. It is during this turbulent period which provided him with the opportunity to write the Muqaddimah (or Prolegomena), earning him an immortal place among historians, sociologists and philosophers."

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    • Mohammad Abdullah Enan
    • Shaikh Muhammad Ashraf
    • 1941
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