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Food in Ibn Khaldun’s Muqaddimah


I examine the place of food in Muqaddimah, written by late 14th century North African Arab thinker Ibn Khaldun. Muqaddimah is a founding source of anthropological theory, and an early attempt at universal history. Through a narrative integrating selected extracts from the source, I show that food, for Ibn Khaldun, is at the root of humanity and society.
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hal-03392929 , version 1 (21-10-2021)



Coline Ferrant. Food in Ibn Khaldun’s Muqaddimah. 2017. ⟨hal-03392929⟩
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