Ibn Khaldun on the Web

Welcome to Ibn Khaldun on the Web, a comprehensive web directory and guide to the great 14th century Arab historian and philosopher of history.

On this site you will find some 90+ sites. That's about all there is. Additionally, much of this material is repetitious. I have uncovered one short biography at eleven different sites! Perhaps the most glaring lack, however, is for a comprehensive (or even representative) selection from his works. In the coming months I will endeavor to post a few of my favorite passages from Rosenthal's translation. If anyone knows of a translation which, unlike Rosenthal's, is out of copyright, I would be interested to hear of it.

Although I have largely exhausted the search engines I am confident there is still material out there. Please help me find it. I would like, for instance, to include pages in Arabic, a language I do not speak.

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