Ibn Khaldun's Science of Human Culture
120 Pages Paperback
Translated by Fuad Baali
Published in India
The purpose of this translation of Heinrich Simons's Ibn Khalduns Wissenschaft
Vonder Menschlichen Kultur (leipzig,1959) is to make Ibn Khaldun's ideas and
contributions more accessible. Many of his ideas are astonishigly similar to
those of Machiavelli, Vico, Montesquieu, Adam Smith, and even Karl Marx. The
title of the book is self explanatory, and , as simon puts it, "it is
indeed Ibn Khaldun's merit to have made human society the subject of a new ,
Ibn Khaldun was a fourteenth-century historiographer and sociologist living in
North Africa, studied the changing facet of Arab civilizations of his time and
phased out this study of change in terms of social behavior.
Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) was a remarkably insightful thinker, and Fuad G. Baali, an internationally known sociologist and pre-eminent Ibn Khaldun authority.
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