The Muqaddimah : An Introduction to History - Abridged Edition

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 established 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 Rosenthal's original introduction 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.

Details

Author(s)
Ibn Khaldun, Franz Rosenthal, Bruce Lawrence, N. J. Dawood
Format
Paperback | 512 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 22.86mm | 482g
Publication date
12 Jun 2015
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Publication City/Country
New Jersey, United States
Language
English
Edition
Abridged
Edition statement
Abridged edition
ISBN10
0691166285
ISBN13
9780691166285
Bestsellers rank
12,169