The Orange Trees of Marrakesh: Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Man

The Orange Trees of Marrakesh: Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Man

by Stephen Frederic Dale

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Overview

The Arab Muslim Ibn Khaldun developed a method of evaluating historical evidence that allowed him to explain the underlying causes of events such as the cyclical rise and fall of North African dynasties. As Stephen Dale shows, this work was the first structural history and historical sociology, four centuries before the European Enlightenment.


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ISBN-13: 9780674495821
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/02/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 399
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Stephen Frederic Dale is Professor Emeritus of History and Distinguished University Scholar at The Ohio State University.

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