French Edition - A classic study of the work of the great Arab historian Ibn Khaldoun (1332-1406), precursor of the history of civilizations and great theoretician of historical science.
Ibn Khaldoun's work sheds light on a very important stage in the past of countries which belong to what is called the "Third World". By making, in the fourteenth century, a scientific analysis of the economic, social and political conditions of medieval North Africa, Ibn Khaldoun in fact posed a certain number of very complex historical problems, the slow evolution of which determined a long historical process. : subject to external influences, which were also decisive, these structures made colonial domination possible in the 19th century; and this has led to the current situation of underdevelopment.
This study, which has become classic, of the work of Ibn Khaldoun, retains all its topicality. Not only has this work made a decisive contribution to the discipline of history, but it still arouses debate today, particularly in the Arab world, where certain radical Islamist currents strongly contest it. Retracing in particular the way in which the works of this great historian have been received in contemporary times, this book also constitutes a decisive contribution to the understanding of the current problems of the Maghreb, and particularly of Algeria.
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