An Introduction to History - Abridged Edition (Princeton Classics)
Ibn Ibn Khaldûn
Explore the foundations of several fields of knowledge through a seminal work of Islamic and medieval history that established the philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldun, and translated by the eminent Islamicist and interpreter of Arabic literature Franz Rosenthal, this work received immediate acclaim in the US and abroad. This Princeton Classics edition includes Rosenthal's introduction and a contemporary introduction by Bruce B. Lawrence. Join twenty-first century audiences and discover the most important Islamic history of the premodern world.