Author: Mohammad Abdullah Enan
Publisher: Kitab Bhavan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 817151054X
A comparative and critical study of the life of the historian and philosopher, Ibn Khaldun, acknowledged by Western critics to be the founder of modern sociology, his intellectual and social legacy, his method and style.
The intellectual legacy of Ibn Khaldun is unique among the works of Muslim thought and, notwith-standing the lapse of centuries, still maintains its value, vigour and modernity, and occupies a high place among the monuments of world thought. But Ibn Khaldun, whom the West discovered and, for more than a century, studied, criticized and analysed, is not fully appreciated in the East his memory is forgotten and his legacy is cast into oblivion.
While in the West various books and critical studies have been written about the man and his work, there has almost been nothing of the sort in the East, his home and the owner of his patrimony.
THE LIFE OF IBN KHALDUN
In North Africa and Andalusia
The Early Life of Ibn Khaldun
Ibn Khaldun at the Court of Fez
The Journey to Andalusia
The Zenith of Adventure
Retirement and Literary Work
Ibn Khaldun in Egypt
The Lecturer and the Judge
In Damascus and in the Camp of Timur
Ibn Khaldun and Egyptian Thought
THE INTELLECTUAL AND SOCIAL LEGACY OF IBN KHALDUN
Sociology as Exposed by Ibn Khaldun
The Science of Politics and Monarchical Institutions before Ibn Khaldun
Kitab al-Ibar and Al-Taarif
Ibn Khaldun and Modern Criticism
Ibn Khaldun and Machiavelli
APPENDIX-Bibliographic Review of Ibn Khaldun’s Historical Work Kitab al-Ibar