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Abenjaldun

Index: El Aleph, El Aleph, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 628.Domingo F. Sarmiento: Facundo,P,Prólogos. Buenos Aires: Torres Agüero, 1975. 134.

Abu Zaid ibn Mahommed ibn Khaldun, Arabic historian, born at Tunis, 1332-1406, author of a universal history

Fishburn and Hughes: A fourteenth-century Arab historian, the descendant of a politically influential Seville family who migrated to Tunis. Ibn Khaldun is regarded as the first Arab historiographer. His bestknown works are The History of Muslim North Africa and Mukaddima (1375-9). The latter deals with 'all branches of Arab science and culture' and is said to be unexcelled in the Arab world for its insight and clarity. The words quoted stem from the Mukkaddima. The Aleph