Economic Thought of Islam: Ibn Khaldūn

@article{Spengler1964EconomicTO,
  title={Economic Thought of Islam: Ibn Khaldūn},
  author={Joseph John Spengler},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  year={1964},
  volume={6},
  pages={268 - 306}
}
  • J. Spengler
  • Published 1 April 1964
  • History
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
This essay has to do mainly with the economics of Ibn Khaldūn (1332–1406), historian and statesman of prominent Arab descent and medieval Islam's greatest economist, who spent most of his stormy life in northwest Africa and Egypt, engaged either in scholarly undertakings or in judicial and other governmental activities. His economic opinions, apparently the most advanced of those expressed in medieval Islam, are to be found principally in The Muqaddimah, originally intended as an introduction… 
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