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" This was the situation until, in the middle of the fourteenth century, civilization both in the East and the West was visited by a destructive plague which devastated nations and caused populations to vanish. It swallowed up many of the good things of... "
Africans: The History of a Continent - Page 49
by John Iliffe - 2007
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The Muqaddimah : an introduction to history ; in three volumes. 1

Ibn Khaldūn - History - 1958 - 465 pages
...and also obtained a share of those that remained in their possession. This was the situation until, in the middle of the eighth [fourteenth] century,...devastated nations and caused populations to vanish. It swallowed up many of the good things of civilization and wiped them out. It overtook dynasties at...
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State and Government in Medieval Islam: An Introduction to the Study of ...

Ann K. S. Lambton - Political Science - 1981 - 364 pages
...KhaldQn, whose parents were among the many victims of the plague. Writing of it later, he states '. . . in the middle of the eighth (fourteenth) century,...devastated nations and caused populations to vanish. It swallowed up many of the good things of civilization and wiped them out. It overtook the dynasties...
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Asia Before Europe: Economy and Civilisation of the Indian Ocean from the ...

K. N. Chaudhuri - Business & Economics - 1990 - 477 pages
...distinguished historian of his time recorded the effects of the calamity, in which he lost his own parents: in the middle of the eighth [fourteenth] century,...devastated nations and caused populations to vanish. It swallowed up many of the good things of civilization and wiped them out. It overtook the dynasties...
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The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World

Francis Robinson - Religion - 1996 - 328 pages
...pessimistic: 'In the middle of the eighth [fourteenth] century', he wrote, 'civilization both in the East and West was visited by a destructive plague which devastated nations and caused populations to vanish. It swallowed up many of the good things of civilization and wiped them out. It overtook dynasties at...
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King Death: The Black Death and Its Aftermath in Late-medieval England

Colin Platt - History - 1996 - 262 pages
...Arab historian Ibn Khaldun, saw this clearly. "Civilization both in the East and the West," he wrote, "was visited by a destructive plague which devastated nations and caused populations to vanish. It swallowed up many of the good things of civilization and wiped them out . . .The entire inhabited...
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Civilization and the Transformation of Power

Jim Garrison - History - 2000 - 359 pages
...taken by the plague, provided what is considered perhaps the best contemporary summary of its impact; Civilization both in the East and the West was visited...devastated nations and caused populations to vanish. It swallowed up many of the good things of civilization and wiped them out. It overtook the dynasties...
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In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World it Made

Norman F. Cantor - History - 2001 - 245 pages
...perceived by the wise Arab historian Ibn Khaldun, writing a few years later: "Civilization both in East and West was visited by a destructive plague which devastated nations and caused populations to vanish. It swallowed up many of the good things of civilization and wiped them out in the entire inhabited...
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The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century

Ross E. Dunn - History - 2004 - 379 pages
...conflict that had taken place in China in 1328-29, when IB was far away in Arabia and Africa. 12 Home Civilization both in the East and the West was visited...devastated nations and caused populations to vanish. It swallowed up many of the good things of civilization and wiped them out . . . Civilization decreased...
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The Black Death

Stephanie True Peters - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2005 - 69 pages
...historian named Ibn-Khaldun knew of the plague's horrors firsthand: his own parents died from it. He wrote: "Civilization both in the East and the West was visited...devastated nations and caused populations to vanish. It swallowed up many of the good things of civilization and wiped them out. . . . Cities and buildings...
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Islam: An Illustrated History

Greville Stewart Parker Freeman-Grenville, Stuart Christopher Munro-Hay - History - 2006 - 414 pages
...and Europe. The historian Ibn Khaldun, who lost his father, mother, and many of his teachers, wrote: "Civilization both in the East and the West was visited...devastated nations and caused populations to vanish. It swallowed up many of the good things of civilization and wiped them out. It overtook dynasties at...
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