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His normal inquiries of travelers and extensive reading of previous writers were supplemented in the case of India with his personal experiences in the western part of the subcontinent. The Kashak [Circassians] are Zoroastrian, most handsome of the Caucasus inhabitants. See also Arabic language.

One English version was published in and was translated and edited by Paul Lunde and Caroline Stone. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Jan 14, Daren rated it really liked it Shelves: Armenian Academy of Sciences. So it sleeps standing, leaning against a tree. Among particularly interesting sections are those on pearl diving in the Persian Gulfamber found in East AfricaHindu burial customs, the land route to Chinaand navigation, with its various hazards, such as storms and waterspouts. It starts with the creation of the world and Jewish history.


The Model of the Historians”. He says “The earth is fertile,life is easy and everthing is available in abundance. He described the relations of African states with each other and with Islam. Al-Mas’udi was also very well informed about Byzantine affairseven internal political events and the unfolding of palace coups.

The Meadows of Gold – Wikipedia

Islam has weakened and declined. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Probably captures the true essence of the masterpiece in presenting the time of the Abbasiad Caliphs through a collage of anecdotes woven together that flows like poetry.

Jul 16, Ronan Mcdonnell rated it liked it. It is only Arabs who so designate it”. This was revised inand again, by Pellattext; – 71, translation. Email required Address never made public.

el-Masūdī’s historical encyclopaedia, entitled “Meadows of gold and mines of gems.”

Much better than Herodotus. A full French translation was produced between and by Barbier de Meynard and Pavet de Courteille. This review also is critical of the English version’s use of vignette-style segments versus the style of Mas’udi, whose original work is not cut into small pieces but rather is written in full pages without apparent breaks or chapters.

There is in the world, and God alone knows it, no place where more frequent use is made of the winds AD. In addition are several pages of poetry. Others compared the Arab author to the Roman writer Pliny the Elder.

I saw peacocks zl India: Views Read Edit View history. He spoke of the significance of the Khazars and provided much fresh material on them. He was well read in philosophy, knowing the works of al-Kindi and al-Razithe Aristotelian thought of al-Farabi and the Platonic writings. It is refreshing to see a writer of one faith write so impartially of the practices of another faith and reserve judgment.


Reading this book, it really struck me how much of The second of twenty short, neat, golv packaged books that I got in a boxset last Christmas or birthday, I forget which. He does record his meeting with al-Farabi’s pupil Yahya ibn Adi, of whom mazudi spoke highly. He knows Paris as the Frankish capital.

Al-Masudi – Wikipedia

He was acquainted with famous poets, including Kashajim, whom he probably met in Aleppo. Da Capo P, Khalidi states that “Mas’udi’s own pf form a valuable part of his work. Sl Ship Orders Internationally. It combines historical narrative with engaging stories about court life and culture. Historythe discipline that studies the chronological record of events as affecting a nation or peoplebased on a critical examination of source materials and usually presenting an explanation of their causes.

Learn how your comment data is processed. There the wind drives mills and raises water from the streams, whereby gardens are irrigated.