Ibn Khaldun on Economic Transformation

  title={Ibn Khaldun on Economic Transformation},
  author={Dieter J. Wei{\ss}},
  journal={International Journal of Middle East Studies},
  pages={29 - 37}
  • Dieter J. Weiß
  • Published 1 February 1995
  • Economics
  • International Journal of Middle East Studies
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