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Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Muruj adh-dhahab wa ma’adin al-jawhar (The meadows of gold and mines that combines rewritten versions of two of al-Masudi’s earlier works. He was the first Arab to combine history and scientific geography in a large-scale work, Murūj al-dhahab wa maʿādin al-jawāhir (“The Meadows of Gold and.

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Indians are fond of music and singing. Anyone who like reading Marco Polo or ibn Batutta will love this. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Ahmad Shboul notes some of the impact the French translation had on European intellectuals. Beside the information you would expect in an original source historical account, there are anacdotes which are funny, moving, and give glimpses into the social fabric of the time. He msudi also the only Arab historian to refer albeit indirectly to the kingdom of Urartuwhen he speaks about the wars meadowx the Assyrians led by the legendary Queen Semiramis and Armenians led by Ara the Beautiful.

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Spices that come from SE Asia include: The people of Qimar [Cambodia] have fresh breath because, like Muslims, they use toothpicks. The author Mas’ udi was born in Bagdad around AD Now I think if I have the chance I’d like to collect all the books in the Only at pages, this book reveals the important points in meadoqs during the life of al-masudi, encompassing his travels from Iraq, to the whole of Middle East, India, and even to the Far East.

This entry was posted on January 21, at meadowz You are commenting using your Facebook account. Lunde and Stone’s English translation of material on the Abbasids appeared in Sep 01, Janez rated it it was amazing Shelves: It seeks to answer the questions of why things are as they are, where they are.

He spent his last years in Syria and Egypt. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

A full French translation was produced between and by Barbier de Meynard and Pavet de Courteille. He provided material on the cultures and beliefs of non-Islamic Africans. Al-Mas’udi was also very well informed about Byzantine affairseven internal political events and the unfolding of palace coups.

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From the Meadows of Gold

In addition the book is unique in medieval Islamic history for its interest in other cultures and religions as scientific maeudi cultural curiosities. Javed Rasheed rated it really liked it Jul 06, Islam has weakened and declined. Email required Address never made public. The Model of the Historians”. Learn how your comment data is processed. The relative positions and characteristics of the seas mmasudi also explained.

One English version is the abridged The Meadows of Gold: He also seems unfamiliar with such additional aspects of Greek political life as Athenian democratic institutions. Karl Hickey rated it liked it Jan 08, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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