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Ibn Khaldun

(1332—1406)


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(1332–1406)

Arab historian, one of the first historians to devise a nonreligious historiography. His masterpiece the Muqaddimah (Introduction to History) contains brilliant insights and social analyses, developing his concept of the science of culture. He also wrote an important history of Muslim north Africa (Kitab al-'bar).

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