The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History (Princeton Classics)

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The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History (Princeton Classics) Author Ibn Khaldûn
ISBN-10 0691166285
ISBN-13 9780691166285
Year 2015-04-27
Pages 512
Language English
Publisher Princeton University Press
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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 great fourteenth century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldn d 1406 this monumental work established the foundations of several fields of knowledge including the philosophy of history sociology ethnography and economics The first complete English translation by the eminent Islamicist and interpreter of Arabic literature Franz Rosenthal was published in three volumes in 1958 as part of the Bollingen Series and received immediate acclaim in the United States and abroad A one volume abridged version of Rosenthal s masterful translation first appeared in 1969 This Princeton Classics edition of the abridged version includes Rosenthal s original introduction as well as a contemporary introduction by Bruce B Lawrence This volume makes available a seminal work of Islam and medieval and ancient history to twenty first century audiences

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