History-Makers: Ibn Khaldun

18 dec. 2020
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Big thanks to our friend Al-Muqaddimah for his help with this video. The look of this video's maps is an homage to his wonderful mapmaking style. For more Islamic History, check out his channel here: rolabel.info/five/f0O2efB4K66UUaT7QJPVNA.html
From the coast of Tunisia across the Straits of Gibraltar, over the Atlas Mountains, and east to the Nile of Egypt, Ibn Khaldun had certainly seen history at work. That experience came in handy as he wrote The Muqaddimah, a genre-defining masterwork of Historiography - not just retelling the events of the past, but explaining their causes and effects through the lens of human behavior and sociology.
SOURCES & Further Reading: "Ibn Khaldun: An Intellectual Biography" by Irwin, "The Muqaddimah"
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  • Yeah, I'm not enjoying living out history right now. Also this history is extremely boring to actually live through from the inside. And no universe that's not an invitation! I'm good with this history not being too spicy. Please don't raise the stakes anymore!

    Madison MyersMadison MyersAcum 20 Zile
  • I don't mind historians if they don't skimp at there own cultures faults.

    Key NorthKey NorthAcum lună
  • Wow those four generations.... Makes me wanna read Dune again. Herbert had to have been a big fan of this guy

    my boymy boyAcum 2 luni
  • could anyone please explain the difference between a seasonal and a cyclical happening (8:44)

    Abdul yAbdul yAcum 2 luni
  • Blue literally every History Makers vid: This guy is the first historian ever

    redwolfredwolfAcum 2 luni
  • Bro... it's cool that you try to show the Arabic words, but none of them are displaying properly. For example, Khalud's name is خلدون but you have each letter separated like خ ل د و ن . Arabic words are essentially required to be written in "cursive" with each letter connected when possible.

    Evan RudibaughEvan RudibaughAcum 2 luni
  • Al Muqqadimah is not only one of the earliest examples of historiography, but a top teir you tube channel on Islamic history.

    Theocratic VitiferTheocratic VitiferAcum 2 luni
  • Man, I would love to see a video about Timur and the Timurid Empire

    zakrisezakriseAcum 2 luni
  • Historical European supremacy would make you believe everything great started in Europe by white people. Always nice to hear from great minds from Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

    MarkMarkAcum 2 luni
  • Fun fact: asabiya is used as a slang meaning people getting angry in north Africa mainly Algeria ,Tunisia and Maghreb

    ibrahim kouidriibrahim kouidriAcum 2 luni
  • Asabiya sounds a lot like anger to me but okay

    N KN KAcum 2 luni
  • Listen, I had to memorise his full name for Islamic History and I've been bitter ever since

    Rei RidwanRei RidwanAcum 2 luni
  • Oh hey! I wrote a whole ass paper on how rome's failing economy lead to the fall of the roman empire! IIRC I used Muqaddimah as one of my sources!!

    朱翺龙朱翺龙Acum 2 luni
  • So when does the Kickstart begin for the Blue on history books with the covers being the ones you that come in the videos and note by all the OSP team? Because I'm 100% backing that

    Richard CooperRichard CooperAcum 2 luni
  • He is the father of sociology too

    Man in WhiteMan in WhiteAcum 2 luni
  • Just to make sure I follow; he wrote a 300-600 page *introduction* to history? How.... How long was the actual history book?

    DTOMDTOMAcum 2 luni
  • I was fascinated by his intuition when it came to evolutionary thought. To look at monkeys and think man came from them is something not many people in written history up that point had in mind.

    V LingV LingAcum 3 luni
  • I really like this. Covering Islam and getting an auto subscribe from me

    Muhd SyamealMuhd SyamealAcum 3 luni
  • 1. Build 2. Peak 3. Decline 4. Fall Sooo anyone wanna guess which stage we're in right now?

    Fun Size ProductionsFun Size ProductionsAcum 3 luni
  • 2:24 well said 😂 I need more personal opinions

    Tarek MTarek MAcum 3 luni
  • Barely 10 seconds in and Blue predicts January 6th

    Uber-TrooperUber-TrooperAcum 3 luni
  • Why major empire have to destroy at least 1 major center of culture and learning? Alexander destroyed Persepolis Rome destroyed a great library Monguls destroyed bagdad What gives?

    Lee TurnerLee TurnerAcum 3 luni
  • Arabs like the Greeks have a great influence on the world

    GL. OmarGL. OmarAcum 3 luni
  • 1st Generation: Greatest Generation 2nd Generation: Boomers 3rd Generation: Gen X 4th Generation: Gen Y Me, a member of Generation Y: "Oh, shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttttt"

    Sean HastingsSean HastingsAcum 3 luni
  • I was listening to the part about social structures falling apart when I walked in my car, turned it on and heard “Born in the USA” on the radio. If that’s not an omen I don’t know what is

    Goorilla GroddGoorilla GroddAcum 3 luni
  • @0:37 god damnit! At least the Arabic text is in the right direction (right to left). The letters are not connected. Pro tip: if your video editing software doesn't fully support foreign script, type the thing in a text editor that support the script, create a screenshot, and use it as graphic in the video editor. Cool video subject. Sorry about the rant.

    TheMrawesomestTheMrawesomestAcum 3 luni
  • Watched halfway through not realising this video isnt about Ibn Batutta

    Danial BassDanial BassAcum 3 luni
  • The Mongols really took it there

    matthew mannmatthew mannAcum 3 luni
  • Having recently read the Dune triology, i can't help but connect some of the stuff here to the fremen, and how paul is later quoted to say "There should be a science of discontent. The desert is where people go to build their psychic muscles"

    Bøø9Bøø9Acum 3 luni
  • Ibn Khaldun: Hey scribe, can you give me the scientific study you used to back your claim? Scribe: I don't need to prove anything, I'm a respected learned man. Ibn Khaldun: mmmk.....

    Zoom Maroc TVZoom Maroc TVAcum 3 luni
  • I'll be honest, I only clicked on this video to see how Ibn is pronounced.

    Sean LSean LAcum 3 luni
  • He is the end goal of ENTPs.

    Adnan LabiadhAdnan LabiadhAcum 3 luni
  • Omg you can say hid name in arabic

    ERROR_ 741ERROR_ 741Acum 3 luni
  • ابن خلدون❤️🇲🇦🇹🇳

    Mau riMau riAcum 3 luni
  • 7:07 so.... homeboy authored Dune....

    CaptainsEyePatchCaptainsEyePatchAcum 3 luni
  • Hey you guys should make nore videos about Southwest Asian/north african/arab/mulism historical figures! like Ibn battuta or salahu al deen (saladin)

    MajdMajdAcum 3 luni
  • You know, nothing pleases me as seeing Arab names pronounced correctly.

    Samah RiflaSamah RiflaAcum 3 luni
  • imagine being the neighbors of ibn khaldun growing up. he gets in trouble and it takes a whole minute to Full Name him!!

    Sama HardySama HardyAcum 3 luni
  • your pronounciation of arabic names is really good

    usman tayyabusman tayyabAcum 3 luni
  • Pliss cover about other great muslim scientists, inventors , and travelers (like Ibn Sina, Ibn Battutah...etc)

    adzil abidinadzil abidinAcum 3 luni
  • Ibn khaldun tunisian🇹🇳

    Fanatico's 03Fanatico's 03Acum 3 luni
  • Maaan, please, if you are going to type an arabic name, do it right! Arabic is cursive. I love your videos ❤️, but please get this right ❤️😂

    Omar GaweeshOmar GaweeshAcum 3 luni
  • The Ottoman empire: 1) Build 2) Peak 3) Stall 4) Decline 5) Fall

    Wasee eWasee eAcum 3 luni
  • The life of Josephus Flavius would be perfect for this series

    mr boxmr boxAcum 4 luni
  • al khawarizmi do em i want u to clown em for makin me suffer through algebra

    Omar MohamudOmar MohamudAcum 4 luni
  • Amazing pronoucation, near perfect.

    Abd El Nasser WardaniAbd El Nasser WardaniAcum 4 luni
  • If this video was in arabic I would've totally passed my social studies class - and I'm surprised that you're pronouncing his name quite well compared to other people that constantly butcher Arab name

    Aya FarajAya FarajAcum 4 luni
  • Golden age, pandemic, dysfunctional politics, Bedouin, was there anyone better placed to write an overview of human society?

    LiamLiamAcum 4 luni
  • Imagine his mum being annoyed and shouting his full name XD

    Izzy LewisIzzy LewisAcum 4 luni
  • Why didn't you talk about Adam Smith's plagiarism?

    Basicc BoyBasicc BoyAcum 4 luni
  • Mmmm, are we gonna hear out a Tamerlane story???

    Abdodt OAbdodt OAcum 4 luni
  • "Everything has an end- except the sausage, that has two." German Proverb

    Z CZ CAcum 4 luni
  • Blue reminds me of that Weird History guy that everyone likes. Well- to be accurate, the Weird History guy reminds me of Blue since I was watching OSP long before I discovered WH

    Dandelion DandylionDandelion DandylionAcum 4 luni
  • Good video except the Arabic text is super badly rendered like it's incorrect the characters don't link.

    Saïd MeticheSaïd MeticheAcum 4 luni
  • "History has a nasty habit of not letting up." Man...this DID NOT age well.

    Ryan TiemannRyan TiemannAcum 4 luni
    • @Nose of the north star 2020

      Ryan TiemannRyan TiemannAcum 3 luni
    • Can you explain why this does not age well

      Nose of the north starNose of the north starAcum 3 luni
    • I literally came to the comments to see if anyone else what thinking this!

      Lucy KavanaghLucy KavanaghAcum 4 luni
  • This dude was racist af tho

    Anarcho thoughtsAnarcho thoughtsAcum 4 luni
    • Why?

      sin nombresin nombreAcum 3 luni
  • Is this the guy that says "Geography is one's destiny"? He was a wise dude.

    ezgi berfezgi berfAcum 4 luni
  • 7:18 Another way to put it is: 1. Hard times create strong men 2. Strong men create good times 3. Good times create weak men 4. Weak men create hard times

    Michael IbrahimMichael IbrahimAcum 4 luni
  • Comrade Khaldun

    TsterTsterAcum 4 luni
  • Hey, can I see your take on Empress Wu Zetian? All the things I've seen so far are very conflicting.

    KathrynKathrynAcum 4 luni
  • The hell happened all the views? On all of your videos?!

    Eric TaysomEric TaysomAcum 4 luni
  • "Now in the 12 and 1300s was home to very much smaller and more fragile states." Me: *EU4 Nightmare playing as Granada*

    Rezaul Karim KhanRezaul Karim KhanAcum 4 luni
  • 0:36 i can't believe someone finally wrote arabic from right to left! Not inversing every word

    Sami ippo tsubokuSami ippo tsubokuAcum 4 luni
  • 5:41 Wait a moment, I recognise that music in the background... Chocolate Outline!

    Beregorn88Beregorn88Acum 4 luni
  • "I'm being accurate" also writes the guy's name wrong

    Unlimited MTnessUnlimited MTnessAcum 4 luni
  • Arabic letters actually mesh together when in a word, "إ ب ن خ ل د و ن " actually looks like this: إبن خلدون when written

    Unlimited MTnessUnlimited MTnessAcum 4 luni
  • Can i just say that the videos you guys make are actually really great, not only in quality and accuracy, but also because I have ADHD and the way you pace the videos is actually really easy for me to keep up with

    Ash NieslAsh NieslAcum 4 luni
  • 2:48 his parents wanted to mess with the ancient IRS.

    Benjamin SimonsBenjamin SimonsAcum 4 luni
  • Cap'n Crunch: Oops, all berries Me, an intellectual: Oops, all Mongols

    RussianDragoRussianDragoAcum 4 luni
  • Yes, I love historiography! Remember kids, the last ice age caused the American Civil War.

    ArigadatredArigadatredAcum 4 luni
  • I know this sounds weird but can you do an episode on the Third Crusade and Richard and John as we have to study it at GCSE

    Ben SearsBen SearsAcum 4 luni
  • Thanks Monguls!

    171QA171QAAcum 4 luni
  • You can speak the kh -letter really good

    Abd BjlAbd BjlAcum 4 luni
  • Blue, could you do a series on republics? You’ve done so much work on them already (Rome, your beloved Venice, Machiavelli’s analysis). I’d like to see a history video on the Dutch Republic’s Golden Age and see how they compare. What works? What fails? What conditions are necessary for a republic to flourish and how do they tackle problems like factionalism? (You can’t crush them like the Nika riots if you’re not an emperor.) Food for thought. Thank you :).

    TK WallaceTK WallaceAcum 4 luni
  • It is super surreal to hear blue saying my name and spelling the "kh" correctly Kudos to you, my man P.s. I have always been writing my name as khaldoun, is ibn khaldun in western books written without an o?? Also love your videos guys been a fan for 2 years now, have watched mostly all your video, keep the amazing work :)

    Kh-An Or-ClKh-An Or-ClAcum 4 luni
  • I NEED a "Let's Do Historiography" shirt please.

    Sarah LaVineSarah LaVineAcum 4 luni
  • omg why did the ding at 5:01 have so much reverb to it, it killed my ears :(

    Sleeping RocksSleeping RocksAcum 4 luni
  • so this is the guy who figured out history repeats itself?

    Speedy 99955Speedy 99955Acum 4 luni
  • Peter Turchin is a modern evolution of Ibn Khaldun, and uses his concepts in War and Peace and War

    Temujin HillTemujin HillAcum 4 luni
  • I would like to see a video about the Habsburgs. Their rise to power, their eventual fall, and their... *unique...* family.

    Squiddy_101Squiddy_101Acum 4 luni
  • Regarding the Mongols, they did a lot of cool stuff with Astronomy as Hulagu Khan built the Maragha observatory in what is now Modern day Iran. Also later the Timurids also made interesting contributions in the form of the Samerqand Observatory, the largest and most significant observatory in the world at that time. With an Meridian sextant that had an radius of 40 metres wide. The Samarqand Observatory was circular in shape and had three storeys. It was over 50 metres in diameter and 35 metres high. It's builder was the scholar and Ruler Ulugh Beg, who was the teacher and co-worker of Ali Qushji, who made many contributions to Astronomy and Mathematics and fairly accurately determined the shape of the Earth, the other planets and movements of the stars. He also wrote in one of his books that the Planets of our solar system orbit the Sun, so he did the whole Heliocentric thing long before Copernicus. I just wanted to throw this in, because Islamic science did not end with the Mongol invasion and wanted to clear up this myth here, because it is often spread in videos regarding Islamic Science.

    Master of shemesMaster of shemesAcum 4 luni
  • 7:23 so everything is Ancient China then *always has been*

    Andrew WrightAndrew WrightAcum 4 luni
  • I guess it never really occurred to me before that Ibn Khaldun did the Strauss-Howe generational theory first. Good to know.

    Sid ZeroSid ZeroAcum 4 luni
  • Am I the only one who gets flashbacks to Chinese history due to the four-part cycle of dynasties?

    alec christiaenalec christiaenAcum 4 luni
  • Man, seeing people from so far appreciate Cordoba so much... Feel good

    Adoen LunnaeAdoen LunnaeAcum 4 luni
  • that's not a name, that's a patrilineal family tree!

    JG RJG RAcum 4 luni
  • So its the "Hard Times Create Strong Men" meme?

    endplanetsendplanetsAcum 4 luni
  • And al_sabya not assabiya

    potato liquidpotato liquidAcum 4 luni
  • He fucken said the name right arab happy noises

    potato liquidpotato liquidAcum 4 luni
  • This is very fascinating. How the defiance and basiclly isolation of one guy shaped the way of hhistoric documentation.

    David MartinDavid MartinAcum 4 luni
  • Great video, but as a history student I've been taught, Thucydides is the first historiographer as he took a way more objective approach to writing history than Herodotos

    TRAGOSTRAGOSAcum 4 luni
    • @TRAGOS it’s all good, my friend. Thucydides is accurate, yes. All I said was he wasn’t the first lmao. And I gave some context on why you might’ve said that.

      Queer_Dreams_Of_Soothing_RainQueer_Dreams_Of_Soothing_RainAcum 4 luni
    • @Queer_Dreams_Of_Soothing_Rain why would you assume that? Not saying you're wrong, but I gave you no footing to reach the conclusion my education is Eurocentric "and by contrast less accurate". I didn't tell you where I'm studying, neither did I say anything about how my university operates. For all you know, I could be a student in Africa ( where Ibn khaldun is from ). I mean, by that logic I could also claim the education you received is prejudice because of the country you study in, because no matter the place, each country has something to gain by teaching you in a certain not so objective way . Anyways, I don't want to come off as aggressive, but you've never said you've been taught Thucydides wasn't in fact the world's first historiographer. No matter where you've been taught, everyone familiar with history knows Thucydides is by far the most credible out of the first greek historians ( Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon ), so it's not a stretch to call him s historiographer. Finally, ( this comes from my teacher and I haven't researched it on my own, so I might be wrong ) Thucydides has stated he believed history should also describe the deeper motives behind actions, for the benefit of the future generations ( He was the one that first acknowledged the Trojan war didn't happen because of Helen, like Homer's poems claim, but because of Troy's beneficial position ). Again, don't mean to come off as aggressive.

      TRAGOSTRAGOSAcum 4 luni
    • I’m a global history student studying to be a political science major. And I mean, I assume your class may be more Eurocentric and by contrast, less accurate. I was taught in primary school that modern medicine derived from European and jewish religious and spiritual practices, but medicinal teachings derived from so much earlier and eastern than that. Sashruta and Hua Tao are great examples. Eurocentric world views are often wrong and quite boring.

      Queer_Dreams_Of_Soothing_RainQueer_Dreams_Of_Soothing_RainAcum 4 luni
  • *Historiography-Makers

    alldayagainalldayagainAcum 4 luni
  • I love your overly sarcastic point of view

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  • Hey I found the Greek myth for Capricorn “when Pan the god of the wild attended a party in the banks of the Nile, his wonderful music attracted the monster Typhos. Pan transformed in to a fish and goat “Capricorn” and swam away. Zeus seeing the amazingly confusing transformation thought it would be a good idea to save it in the stars making the consolation Capricorn.

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  • 6:40 it just goes to show how much group solidarity is important to build a stable society. Still, if there is serious inequality from the beginning, it will surely pop up at one point and ruin everything like a self fulfilling prophecy... It's like dieting :) If you want to see results without the boomerang-effect, you need to pick a suitable one that your body can endure for a very very long run.

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  • can you discuss something about Indonesia? I know it might be difficult, especially with the people's tendency to not write anything before the trade with China all that but I still want to see you take a shot at it

    KhKhAcum 4 luni
  • Why do I feel like western society is at the 4 stage and were all screwed

    Adam BuckleyAdam BuckleyAcum 4 luni
  • The thing is you need to keep the team work while also having a good living situation basically like you don’t need to give up living well and living comfortably and switch it for teamwork as long as you still care for the people who aren’t living comfortably and you help them live comfortably and you help each other then it will always be stable right as long as no one gets selfish and ignorant to the needs of others

    Anastasia TanoAnastasia TanoAcum 4 luni
  • You should do a video on Vlad the Impaler

    Vance UnderwoodVance UnderwoodAcum 4 luni
  • 7:28 strong men create good times good times breed weak men weak men create bad times bad times breed strong men

    Wicked ErebusWicked ErebusAcum 4 luni