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The Resource Ibn khaldun : an intellectual biography, Robert Irwin

Ibn khaldun : an intellectual biography, Robert Irwin

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Ibn khaldun : an intellectual biography
Title
Ibn khaldun
Title remainder
an intellectual biography
Statement of responsibility
Robert Irwin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The definitive account of the life and thought of the medieval Arab genius who wrote the MuqaddimaIbn Khaldun (1332-1406) is generally regarded as the greatest intellectual ever to have appeared in the Arab world--a genius who ranks as one of the world's great minds. Yet the author of the Muqaddima, the most important study of history ever produced in the Islamic world, is not as well known as he should be, and his ideas are widely misunderstood. In this groundbreaking intellectual biography, Robert Irwin provides an engaging and authoritative account of Ibn Khaldun's extraordinary life, times, writings, and ideas. Irwin tells how Ibn Khaldun, who lived in a world decimated by the Black Death, held a long series of posts in the tumultuous Islamic courts of North Africa and Muslim Spain, becoming a major political player as well as a teacher and writer. Closely examining the Muqaddima, a startlingly original analysis of the laws of history, and drawing on many other contemporary sources, Irwin shows how Ibn Khaldun's life and thought fit into historical and intellectual context, including medieval Islamic theology, philosophy, politics, literature, economics, law, and tribal life. Because Ibn Khaldun's ideas often seem to anticipate by centuries developments in many fields, he has often been depicted as more of a modern man than a medieval one, and Irwin's account of such misreadings provides new insights about the history of Orientalism. In contrast, Irwin presents an Ibn Khaldun who was a creature of his time--a devout Sufi mystic who was obsessed with the occult and futurology and who lived in an often-strange world quite different from our own
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N$T
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1946-
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Irwin, Robert
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Ibn Khaldūn
  • Ibn Khaldūn
  • Historians, Arab
  • Historiography
  • Islamic civilization
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • Historians, Arab
  • Historiography
  • Islamic civilization
  • Islamic Empire
Label
Ibn khaldun : an intellectual biography, Robert Irwin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ibn Khaldun among the ruins -- The game of thrones in fourteenth-century North Africa -- The nomads, their virtues and their place in history -- Underpinning the methodology of the Muqaddima: philosophy, theology and jurisprudence -- Ibn khaldun's sojourn among the Mamluks in Egypt -- The sufi mystic -- Messages from the dark side -- Economics before economics had been invented -- Teaching and writing: what Ibn Khaldun did for a living -- The strange afterlife of the Muqaddima -- Ending up
Control code
on1020067138
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 243 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400889549
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc5ztzs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1020067138
Label
Ibn khaldun : an intellectual biography, Robert Irwin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ibn Khaldun among the ruins -- The game of thrones in fourteenth-century North Africa -- The nomads, their virtues and their place in history -- Underpinning the methodology of the Muqaddima: philosophy, theology and jurisprudence -- Ibn khaldun's sojourn among the Mamluks in Egypt -- The sufi mystic -- Messages from the dark side -- Economics before economics had been invented -- Teaching and writing: what Ibn Khaldun did for a living -- The strange afterlife of the Muqaddima -- Ending up
Control code
on1020067138
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 243 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400889549
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc5ztzs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1020067138

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