Author : Al-Hamadani, Ibn Al-Faqih/ Henri Masse (Translator).
vii, 440 pp., index. Text translated from original Arabic by Henri Masse, and introduced by Ch. Pellat. publisher's original wrappers; Copy UNOPENED, and in very good condition. PIFD 97Ibn Al-Faqih Al-Hamadani, a Muslim geographer who lived in the 9th century. Kitab al-Buldan is the only work that survived. An abridged form of Kitab al-Buldan is introduced by De Goeje with an authorrative preface. It seem that Ibn al-Faqih’s original work has been lost, but there exists three manuscripts of the abridged version, plus a fourth dicovered after De Goeje’s edition. The countries which Ibn al-faqih describes in this work, are arranged according to the space he devotes to them: Iran, Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Rum, Djazira, Nubia, Abyssinia, the Maghrib, Andalusia, and the Sudan are given merely a brief resume. According to De Goeje" This work provides a very important contribution to the history of culture in the second part of the 9th century. it contains an important contribution to the history of culture in the second part of the 9th century. it contains a number of geographical and historical details which were hitherto unknown or inperfectly known; it deserve study because Makaddasi borrowed much from it and because it is among the main sources of Yakut".
Publisher: Institut Francais De Damas
weight: 1500 g
ID: 19250 - 24391
Reference ID: 20586