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People of the Book: Fighting the Holy War
At the heart of most of the world's great religions, there is a sacred text. This is usually a compilation of the words of the enlightened founder of the path or the interpretations of the life and teachings of this founder. Within this text is contained the...
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Ibn Khaldun à la Sorbonne
Pour la première fois, j'entends en direct-live, un professeur de sociologie, énoncer clairement cette phrase : «Ibn Khaldun est le fondateur de la sociologie .
A 14th-Century Muslim Philosopher Explains Walmart's Slide
“Empires age and decay in the course of three generations,” Ibn Khaldun warned. And while his theory referred to early-modern desert dynasties, it could easily apply to Walmart. (This wouldn't be the first time Ibn Khaldun was pressed into service for ...
Stephen Frederic Dale's Biography on Ibn Khaldun, Muslim Historian Praised by
Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406) was a colossus among Muslim scholars. Stephen Frederic Dale gives us a portrait of this extraordinary man in his new intellectual biography, The Orange Trees of Marrakesh: Ibn Khaldun and the Science of Man (Harvard University ...
Lev Gumilev: passion, Putin and power
Instead, they had something that Machiavelli described as virtù, or martial spirit, while the medieval Arab philosopher Ibn Khaldun described the tribal solidarity of nomadic raiders of civilised cities as asabiyya. To Gumilev, this was passionarnost.

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