The Muqaddimah (Bollingen Series XLIII) - Ibn Khaldun (3 volumes)

The Muqaddimah (Bollingen Series XLIII) - Ibn Khaldun (3 volumes)

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Set of three volumes with slipcase. This translation from the Arabic by Franz Rosenthal is the first complete English translation of the Muqaddimah, or "introduction" to the history of the world, first published in 1377 CE by the Arab scholar Ibn Khaldun. It presents, a total view of mankind and of the forms of social organization, their driving forces and motivations, the purpose and functions of government, the roles of labor and money and of the arts, crafts, sciences, and religion."

The dust jackets are price clipped. Slipcase is in good condition still robust and intact. Vol.1, cxv + 481pp; vol.2, xiv + 463pp; vol.3, xi + 603pp, inc. textual footnotes, selected bibliography, a full index; 19 plates (three in color) from the Arabic manuscript. Princeton University Press, 1967. Hardcover. Dust Jacket. Very good 2nd Edition.