Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Ibn Khaldūn
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Wālī l-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Abī Bakr Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan ibn Khaldūn

Date of Birth: 27 May 1332

Place of Birth: Tunis

Date of Death: 16 March 1406

Place of Death: Cairo


Ibn Khaldūn is most famous for his Muqaddima (‘Introduction’), which exists both as a separate work and as part of the work which it introduces, Kitāb al-ʿibar (‘The book of examples’), both described below. Ibn Khaldūn's lengthy autobiography Al-…

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Whittingham, Martin, “Ibn Khaldūn”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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