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Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography

Robert Irwin

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Princeton University Press
15 October 2019
Biography; Biography: historical, political & military; Middle Eastern history; Medieval history; History of religion; Islam
The definitive account of the life and thought of the medieval Arab genius who wrote the Muqaddima Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) is generally regarded as the greatest intellectual ever to have appeared in the Arab world-a genius who ranks as one of the world's great minds. Yet the author of the Muqaddima, the most important study of history ever produced in the Islamic world, is not as well known as he should be, and his ideas are widely misunderstood. In this groundbreaking intellectual biography, Robert Irwin provides an engaging and authoritative account of Ibn Khaldun's extraordinary life, times, writings, and ideas.
By:   Robert Irwin
Imprint:   Princeton University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9780691197098
ISBN 10:   0691197091
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   15 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Robert Irwin is senior research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. His many books include Dangerous Knowledge: Orientalism and Its Discontents and Memoirs of a Dervish: Sufis, Mystics, and the Sixties. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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