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    Description"The 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 Khaldun (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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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Khaldun
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 300
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 480 g
    ISBN 13: 9780691017549
    ISBN 10: 0691017549

    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BIC subject category V2: HBA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000, REL037000, HIS000000
    DC21: 901.9
    LC classification: D16.7.I241, 72008164
    Abridged Dewey: 901.9
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    18 September 1992
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    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""