Author: Ibn Khaldun; Franz Rosenthal (translator); N. J. Dawood (editor)
Publisher: Bollingen, Princeton University Press (2005)
Pages: 465 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
This is the earliest critical study of history, the work of the Arab scholar Ibn Khaldun written in 1377 as the preface and first book of a world history. Though it is the preliminary section of history, the Muqaddimah has become known as a self contained work, treating in almost encyclopedic detail the general problems of the philosophy of history and sociology.
Replaces ISBN 0691017549