Ibn Khaldun: A Forgotten Sociologist?

@article{Abdullahi2012IbnKA,
  title={Ibn Khaldun: A Forgotten Sociologist?},
  author={Ali Arazeem Abdullahi and Bashiru Akanni Salawu},
  journal={South African Review of Sociology},
  year={2012},
  volume={43},
  pages={24 - 40}
}
ABSTRACT In the 14th century, Ibn Khaldun (1332–1406) propounded sociological ideas similar to those of classical sociologists such as Auguste Comte (1798–1857), Emile Durkheim (1858–1917), Ferdinand Tonnies (1855–1936) and Karl Marx (1818–1883). He attempted to study and understand human society by using scientific methods of enquiry. However, Ibn Khaldun's name and contributions to modern sociology are apparently missing from most Western sociological textbooks in most universities across the… 
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