Celebrities of the Golden Age in the Streets of Islamic Cairo – 3: Ibn Khaldun

A new article in my series about the figures of the Golden Age of Islam. This time, it’s Ibn Khaldun, the Father of Sociology. A Renaissance Man in every sense of the word, most people remember him only for his famous book, ‘al-Muqaddimah’ (The Introduction).
Here is what you need to know about him, including the madrasas (schools) where he used to teach in Cairo, his intermediation between the Mamluks and the Mongols, and his views on civilzation, among other things:

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