Hiking Big Bend National Park

Hiking Big Bend National Park

Book - 2005
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This award-winning historical novel deals with the stormy life of the outstanding Arab philosopher Ibn Khaldun, using historical sources, particularly material from the writer's works, to construct the personal and intellectual universe of a fourteenth-century genius. The dominant concern ofthe novel - the uneasy relationship between intellectuals and political power, between scholars and authority - addresses our times through the transparent veil of history. We meet Ibn Khaldun as a man of the mind, a man of the heart, and finally as a man of action, trying to minimize the imminent horrors of invading armies and averting the sack of Damascus by Tamerlane, only to spend his last years lonely and destitute, having been fired from his post as qadi, havinglost his wife, and his attempts at saving the political situation having come to nil.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, c2005
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780762731428
Branch Call Number: 917.6493 PARENT
Characteristics: vii, 194 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Manning, Mary K.


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