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Author Fromherz, Allen James.

Title Ibn Khaldun : life and times / Allen James Fromherz.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2010]


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 190 pages) : map
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements and Preface; Map; Timeline; Chapter 1 Historian meets History; Chapter 2 Ibn Khaldun's Early Life; Chapter 3 Ibn Khaldun the Statesman; Chapter 4 Egypt; Chapter 5 Ibn Khaldun's Method; Chapter 6 Modernity; Chapter 7 On Being Ibn Khaldun; Bibliography; Index.
Summary Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406) is one of the most influential and important Muslim thinkers in history. Ibn Khaldun has inspired at least as much interest among modern scholars as his immediate contemporaries. Legions of sociologists, anthropologists and historians have studied his philosophy of history, treating the Muqaddimah as a timeless piece of philosophy. Most studies of Ibn Khaldun ignore the fascinating story his own life and times. Rejecting portrayals of Ibn Khaldun as a modern mind lost in medieval obscurity, Ibn Khaldun: Life and Times demonstrates how Ibn Khaldun's ideas were shaped by his historical context and personal motivations. Relying on original Arabic sources, most importantly Ibn Khaldun's unique autobiography, this is the first complete, scholarly biography of Ibn Khaldun in English. While previous studies dismissed Ibn Khaldun's autobiography as lacking in psychological depth, Ibn Khaldun: Life and Times challenges this view. Demonstrating the rich and complex nature of Ibn Khaldun's memoirs, Ibn Khaldun: Life and Times not only tells the life story of Ibn Khaldun in an accessible way, it also introduces readers to the fourteenth-century Mediterranean world. Seen in the context of a politically tumultuous and religiously contentious fourteenth century Mediterranean, Ibn Khaldun's ideas about tribalism, identity, religion and history are even more relevant to pressing, modern concerns.
Subject Ibn Khaldūn, 1332-1406.
Ibn Khaldūn, 1332-1406. (OCoLC)fst00017753
Ibn-Ḫaldūn, ʻAbd-ar-Raḥmān Ibn-Muḥammad.
Historians -- Islamic Empire -- Biography.
Islamic learning and scholarship -- History -- To 1500.
HISTORY -- Historiography.
HISTORY -- General.
Historians. (OCoLC)fst00957686
Islamic learning and scholarship. (OCoLC)fst00979968
Islamic Empire. (OCoLC)fst01244134
Chronological Term To 1500
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Fromherz, Allen James. Ibn Khaldun. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010 9780748639342 (DLC) 2010398872 (OCoLC)473457636
ISBN 9780748642267 (electronic book)
0748642269 (electronic book)
Standard No. 9786612620607
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