Ibn Khaldun: Scientific Instruction as Prolonging the Polity’s Life.

Shareef, Umar A.

At a time when various forces threaten the continued life of democracy, Ibn Khaldun’s writings on education offer renewed importance to building longer lasting political regimes. In this paper, I argue that Ibn Khaldun views education as a crucial element for prolonging the polity and postponing the inevitable fall of dynasties. In the first chapter, I open with a discussion that situates his view... read more

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Undergraduate Honors Theses
Islamic learning and scholarship--History--To 1500.
Ibn Khaldūn, 1332-1406.
Tufts University. Department of Political Science.
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