IBN KHALDUN: THE FOUNDING FATHER OF EASTERN SOCIOLOGY

@article{Dhaouadi1990IBNKT,
  title={IBN KHALDUN: THE FOUNDING FATHER OF EASTERN SOCIOLOGY},
  author={Mahmoud Dhaouadi},
  journal={International Sociology},
  year={1990},
  volume={5},
  pages={319 - 335}
}
Ibn Khaldun's social thought has largely been ignored by sociologists in the West, although Yves Lacoste and Arnold Toynbee considered it to be the greatest work of its kind. He lived at a time of crisis in Arab-Muslim civilisation, and a paradigm crisis in historiography. His `Ilm Al `Umran, the New Science, was designed to provide a better understanding of the history of Arab-Muslim societies. Its introduction, the Muqaddimah, has been interpreted by Muhammed Al-Jabri as an evolutionary… 
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