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    The Muqaddimah: An Introduction to History (Bollingen) (Paperback) By (author) Ibn Khaldun, Edited by N. J. Dawood, Translated by Franz Rosenthal, Introduction by Bruce B. Lawrence

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    DescriptionThe Muqaddimah, often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldn (d. 1406), this monumental work laid down the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics. The first complete English translation, by the eminent Islamicist and interpreter of Arabic literature Franz Rosenthal, was published in three volumes in 1958 as part of the Bollingen Series and received immediate acclaim in America and abroad. A one-volume abridged version of Rosenthal's masterful translation was first published in 1969. This new edition of the abridged version, with the addition of a key section of Rosenthal's own introduction to the three-volume edition, and with a new introduction by Bruce B. Lawrence, will reintroduce this seminal work to twenty-first-century students and scholars of Islam and of medieval and ancient history.

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    The Muqaddimah
    An Introduction to History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ibn Khaldun, Edited by N. J. Dawood, Translated by Franz Rosenthal, Introduction by Bruce B. Lawrence
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 200 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    ISBN 13: 9780691120546
    ISBN 10: 0691120544

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    DC22: 901
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Abridged Dewey: 901
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000, HIS026000
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, SOC048000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARAB
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000, REL037010
    LC classification: D16.7.I241
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    LC classification: D16.7 .I24132 2005
    Thema V1.0: NHB, QDH, JBSR
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3K
    Edition statement
    Abridged edition
    Princeton University Press
    Imprint name
    Princeton University Press
    Publication date
    31 October 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New Jersey
    Review quote
    From review of Princeton's original edition: "Undoubtedly the greatest work of its kind that has ever been created by any mind in any time or place ... the most comprehensive and illuminating analysis of how human affairs work that has been made anywhere."--Arnold J. Toynbee, Observer From review of Princeton's original edition: "[N. J. Dawood] has, by skillful abridgement and deft but unobtrusive editing, produced an attractive and manageable volume, which should make the essential ideas of Ibn Khaldun accessible to a wide circle of readers."--Times Literary Supplement