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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Arab historian. His Muqaddimah (c. 1375) is an important work on the theory of history.

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  • Abd al-Rahman Ibn Mohammad is generally known as Ibn Khaldun after a remote ancestor.

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  • Abd al-Rahman Ibn Mohammad is generally known as Ibn Khaldun after a remote ancestor.

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  • Al-Banna's vision was in perfect accord with that of classical Muslim scholars such as Ibn Khaldun, who taught in the fourteenth century that "in the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and the obligation to convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force."

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  • Ibn Khaldun admired the Bedouin asabiyah, solidarity or cohesion, an attitude summed up by an old proverb still common in Iraq: “Me and my brother against our cousin; me and my cousin against the outsider.”

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  • “The traditional Ibn Khaldun view is that there are two kinds of people: the city dwellers and the nomads, always in conflict,” Faleh Jabar, a prominent Iraqi sociologist and author, told me.

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  • I thank him also for introducing us to Sheikh Hussein Ali al-Shaalan, from whom we learned so much, and Adnan al-Janabi, who inspired me to seek out books by Hanna Batatu, Ali al-Wardi, and Ibn Khaldun.

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  • Revisiting Ibn Khaldun, the fourteenth-century philosopher who divided civilization into nomads and urbanites, Wardi outlined two coexisting tendencies in Iraqi society: badawah, or bedouinism, and hadarah, or settled civilization, which he equated with urbanism and modernity.

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  • But inevitably, according to Ibn Khaldun, nomadic people succumb to the temptations of sedentary life.

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  • They erect great buildings, write books, and soon grow lazy and weak from eating too much rich food, especially food made with animal fats an evil that Ibn Khaldun warns against on several occasions.

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  • Ibn Khaldun, the fourteenth-century Andalusian scholar, divided society into two categories, nomadic and sedentary.

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