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THE MUQADDIMAH: An Introduction to History by [Khaldun, Ibn, Nicholson, Danyal]
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Length: 480 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English

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The main purpose of publishing this kindle edition is to educate, not to entertain. Written by the great fourteenth-century scholar Ibn Khaldun, this monumental work laid down the foundations of several fields of knowledge, including philosophy of history, sociology, ethnography, and economics. Ibn Khaldun was a follower of the Maliki school of islamic jurisprudence. The Muqaddimah is of course a long read and the Kindle version has recently been updated so there are improvements with regards to the formatting, there are purposely no line endings and a limit on paragraph breaks due to the size of the book. It has been split into chapters in order to make the reading experience more easy for readers. However, it is a long book so it may be hard for some people to read it so quickly. It is better if it is read and digested slowly. The production of this kindle edition purposely does not include so many line breaks so as not to disrupt the flow of this islamic text. It is a long read and the table of contents has been recently formatted more correctly. The knowledge that Ibn Khaldun has given in this book is only a small portion of the sources of knowledges from which he had taken in order to compile this masterpiece. Know that Islamic Scholars are very deep people and their works are truly astounding regardless of length. Masha Allah.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3501 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Publisher: The Olive Press (3 August 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B013F9P5A2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #209,148 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Poorly formatted 21 November 2015
By Anthony - Published on
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The production of the Kindle edition is terrible. There isn't a single line ending or paragraph break, except at the Part changes (about 8 of them). Otherwise, it's just a wall of text. Even the table of contents has no formatting - it's just phrase after number after phrase.

This makes for very slow reading of what's already a text that isn't easy to read.
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect kindle version of this masterpiece 12 August 2015
By TFLReader - Published on
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I have become a history buff in my adult years and have a thirst for some of the things that many mainstream readers would not normally pick up. A translated Arab history of the world is just such a thing and I was highly intrigued by some of the other reviews, yet waited for a kindle update. The one that I just read was perfect and I thoroughly enjoyed this translation of Ibn Khaldun's important work that takes a look at just about anything you could imagine, from religion to science to economics. Intriguing, educational and enlightening.
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star 7 May 2016
By lois - Published on
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couldn't wade through it....gave up totally on MZ's 23 selections based on this one
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 13 December 2016
By Luis Manuel García Sánchez - Published on
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best if read a few pages at a time 23 October 2015
By TurkKingIam - Published on
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Very long and read. Best if read a few pages at a