English edition  
September  2003
206 pp.
12.5X18.5 cm
ISBN 9789774242847
For sale only in the Middle East


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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The Prolegomena of Ibn Khaldun of Tunis (A.D. 1332–1406) are in many ways the most remarkable product of Islamic thought. Not only did Ibn Khaldun sum up the accumulated knowledge and leading doctrines of his civilization, 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, and the theory of being and theory of knowledge. This selection is intended for students of thought, rather than specialized Arabic scholars, and for those interested in the intellectual background of the Arab world.
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Ibn Khaldun was born in Tunis in 1332. Charles Issawi was Bayard Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University and the author of numerous works on the cultural and economic history of the Middle East. He died in 2000.

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