Fuad G. Baali, a naturalized American, was born in Baghdad, Iraq. He holds a B.A. degree in philosophy from the University of Baghdad, a M.A. degree in sociology and anthropology from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D. degree in sociology from Louisiana State University. He has taught at the Middle Tennessee State University, University of Baghdad, University of Florida, American University of Beirut, and Kuwait University. Currently he is Professor Emeritus at Western Kentucky University. Dr. Baali has published several books, some of which were printed by the University of Florida Press, Rand McNally, Appleton-Century- Crofts, Prentice Hall, G. K. Hall, State University of New York Press, and University Press of America.2005 0-7734-6279-1
The purpose of this study is to present the different views as to why and how the Arab-Muslim Ibn Khaldun is given the credit of being the “first”, “the father”, and “the one” who laid down the foundation of social sciences. The prime reason for this unsettled issue is the different interpretations of the subject matter of al-umran.2008 0-7734-5120-X
This book illustrates the social structure of Iraqi society and the development of the national personality by dealing mainly with the great influence of Bedouin values upon the behavior and conduct of the sedentary population over the centuries and in the present. This book contains one black and white map.