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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In his travels he also personally consulted Persian scholars and Zoroastrian priests.

Another English version was published in by Aloys Sprengerwhich includes a full translation of the ql volume and extensive footnotes. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The rhinoceros is found in India. This selection is from a longer book, which I would be willing to read. State U of New York. He described previous rulers in Chinaunderlined jasudi importance of the revolt by Huang Chao in the late Tang dynastyand mentioned, though less detailed than for India, Chinese beliefs. Ahmad Shboul notes some of the impact the French translation had on European intellectuals.

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

From the Meadows of Gold by Al-Mas’udi. Melissa Winterman rated it really liked it Jul 10, This seems to have been an encyclopaedic world history, taking in not only political history but also many facets of human knowledge and activity. Reading this book, it really struck me how much of The second of twenty short, neat, gorgeously packaged books that I got in a boxset last Christmas or birthday, I forget which.


He often is telling an interesting story and when he mentions a persons name dead or living, He inserts the text “May prayers and peace be with him”, and continues the story.

Written in the “new style” of historical writing of al-Dinawari and al-Ya’qubiMeadows of Gold is composed in a format that contains both historically documented factshadiths or sayings from reliable sources and stories, anecdotespoetry and jokes that the author had heard or had read elsewhere. View all 6 comments. A full French translation was produced between and by Barbier de Meynard and Pavet de Courteille.

He was well aware of meadws in the eastern portion of the continent mentioning interesting details of the Zanjfor example. Qimaris abhor adultery, indecency and alcoholic drinks. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.

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Al-Masudi – Wikipedia

Mossdaniel rated it liked it Dec 10, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of mwsudi. Yusuf, student of the Sabian Thabit b. This was very, very similar to Herodotus.

They also note the stark contrast between contemporary European conditions confronting say the author of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and this highly literate Islamic world. Email Facebook Twitter Print Reddit. He mentions gopd AssyriansBabyloniansEgyptians and Persians among others. He was aware that the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea are two separate bodies of water. Da Capo P, In he settled in Damascus.


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The Meadows of Gold and Mines of Gems

The women are famous for bedchamber delights. The prevalence of books and their low price was the result of the introduction of paper to the Islamic world by Chinese papermakers captured at the Battle of Talas in He says “The earth is fertile,life is easy and everthing is available in abundance.

It chews the cud. He writes that the Greeks i. Like several other Islamic historians travel for Masudi was as important as static study. In the case of the former Masudi included a wildly compressed list of Frankish rulers, moving meadowe Clovis to Charlemagne in eight generations of an apparently single family!

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In a way, its more literary style makes it less vivid than the cruder verbatim narratives that Tabari gives us and, on occasion, Masudi’s narratives seem to reflect the perceptions of his own time rather than those of the earlier Abbasid period.