A development of ideals and a growth of spirituality can be traced which render the biblical writings with their series of prophecies a unique 1 This is philosophically handled by the Arabian historian Ibn Khaldun, whose Prolegomena is well worthy of attention; see De Slane, Not.
IBN KHALDUN [Abu Zaid ibn Mahommed ibn Mahommed ibn Khaldun] (1332-1406), Arabic historian, was born at Tunis.
On the fall of Abu Abdallah Ibn Khaldun raised a large force amongst the desert Arabs, and entered the service of the sultan of Tlemcen.
When Timur had become master of the situation, Ibn Khaldun let himself down from the walls of the city by a rope, and presented himself before the conqueror, who permitted him to return to Egypt.
Ibn Khaldun died on the 16th of March 1406, at the age of sixty-four.
The Autobiography of Ibn Khaldun was translated into French by de Slane in the Journal asiatique, ser.
For an English appreciation of the philosophical spirit of Ibn Khaldun see R.
Far superior to all these, however, is the famous Ibn Khaldun (d.
De l'Afrique, &c., by Dozy and De Goeje, Leiden, 1866) belong to the loth, nth and 12th centuries respectively; the history of Ibn Khaldun (Hist.
The ancient college (medressa) where many learned Arabs taught - of whom Ibn Khaldun, author of a History of the Berbers, may be mentioned - has entirely disappeared.
Besides the walls and towers, and the minaret of the mosque, little remains of Mansura, of which Ibn Khaldun has left a contemporary and graphic sketch.
Of Castile, and numbered next to him as being a junior member of the family (see the article Spain for the division of the kingdom and the relationship), is said by Ibn Khaldun to have been called the "Baboso" or Slobberer, because he was subject to fits of rage during which he foamed at the mouth.
A curious passage on the subject, by Ibn Khaldun, an Arabian medieval savant, is quoted by Mr Thomas from the printed Extracts of MSS.
Tiaret (Berber for "station") was a town of note at the time of the Arab invasion of North Africa in the 7th century and is stated by Ibn Khaldun to have offered a stubborn resistance to Sidi-Okba.
1326), translated by Baymier as Roudh el-Kartas (Paris, 1860); Ibn Khaldun, Kitab el `Aibr.
Pp. 85 sqq., also the Arab historian Ibn Khaldun on the effects of civilization upon Arab tribes (see e.g.
A collection of the various signs of the alphabet has shown thirty-two letters, four more than Arabic. De Slane, in his notes on the Berber historian Ibn Khaldun, shows the following points of similarity to the Semitic class: - its tri-literal roots, the inflections of the verb, the formation of derived verbs, the genders of the second and Arab districts to build mills for the Arabs.
Xi., 1898; De Slane's translation of Ibn Khaldun, Hist.