Why should we read Ibn Khaldûn’s Muqaddima?



Ahmed-Mahdi Benmoussa



Original Date

January 15, 2017


This presentation provides us with a survey of Ibn Khaldun’s life, travels, works, and legacy. It also gives us insight into his renown Muqaddima, the reasons behind its writing and its effect on modern history.

Sources & Future References

  • Mahdi, Muhsin, Ibn Khaldun’s philosophy of History: A study of the Philosophic Foundation of the Science of Culture, 2nd edition, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1971, 325p.
  • Martinez-Gros, Gabriel, Ibn Khaldoun et les sept vies de l’Islam, Actes-Sud, Arles, 2006, 363p.
  • Nassar, Nassif, La pensée réaliste d’Ibn Khaldoun, Presses universitaire de
    France, Paris, 1967, 279p.
  • El-Rayes, Waseem, « An ambiguous beginning: al-zahir wa-al-bâtin in Ibn
    Khaldûn preface to the Muqaddima », Arabic Sciences and Philosophy, vol. 25, issue 2, september 2015, pp.225-247.

Contact Info

E-mail: ahmed.mahdi.benmoussa@gmail.com

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