Ibn Khaldûn

The Muqaddimah

In Introduction to History


The Muqaddimah is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the renowned fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldûn (d. 1406), this monumental work estalished the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including the 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 the United States and abroad. A one-volume abridged version of Rosenthal's masterful translation first appeared in 1969.

This Princeton Classics edition of the abridged version includes Rosenthals original introducction as well as a contemporary introduction by Bruce B. Lawrence. This volume makes available a seminal work of Islam and medieval and ancient history to twenty-first century audiences.

Preis: CHF 37.90
Sprache: Englisch (aus dem Arabischen von Franz Rosenthal)
Art: Broschiertes Buch
Erschienen: 2015 (1967)
Verlag: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 978-0-691-16628-5
Masse: 465 S.