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Ibn Khaldun

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Ibn Khaldun: The Birth of History and the Past of the Third World

by Yves Lascoste

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ISBN 10
0860917894
ISBN 13
9780860917892
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London: Verso, June 1984. Trade Paperback. Very Good+. Foxing to top edge and inside of covers. Text pristine. Spine straight, very tight and uncreased. Light rubbing to covers. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 214 pages.

Translation of Ibn Khaldoun : naissance de l'histoire, passe? du Tiers monde. This intriguing study opens with a general description of the Maghreb in the later Middle Ages, focusing primarily on mercantile trade, especially in gold, and the social and economic structures of tribal life. He unravels Khaldun's fascinating biography: born in 1332 to an aristocratic family in Tunis, he had an extraordinary diplomatic and military career in the turbulent wars and politics of Western Islam, withdrew to a desert retreat in 1375, and finally emigrated to Egypt. Lacoste then turns his attention to Ibn Khaldun's Universal History, arguably the greatest single synthesis produced by medieval thought anywhere. His account of Ibn Khaldun's thought is a remarkable, sympathetic work of recovery, not only uncovering its basic categories but exploring its contemporary relevance to an understanding of the Arab world.

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Bookseller
Books of the World US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000001215
Title
Ibn Khaldun
Author
Yves Lascoste
Format/binding
Trade Paperback
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0860917894
ISBN 13
9780860917892
Publisher
Verso
Place of Publication
London
Date published
June 1984
Keywords
biography, Ibn Khaldun, Universal History, historiography, history, geography, Middle Ages, Maghreb, Middle East, Arab
Bookseller catalogs
Africa; Exploration, Expeditions, and Discoveries; History; Biographies; Middle East;
Size
8vo

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