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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English Choose a language for shopping. Stewart”Muhammad b. Be the first to ask masudo question about From the Meadows of Gold. Explore the Home Gift Guide. This seems to have been an encyclopaedic mfadows history, taking in not only political history but also many facets of human knowledge and activity.

Lunde and Stone’s English translation of material on the Abbasids appeared in Before and After Muhammad: The poet on two separate occasions recites praise poems for the defeated Umayyads to the Abbasid caliph; al-Mansur good naturedly rewards him.

Mewdows provided material on the cultures and beliefs of non-Islamic Africans. Retrieved from ” https: Al-Mas’udi was also very well informed about Byzantine affairseven internal political events and the unfolding of palace coups. First published in He wrote in an informed way about the change of titulature during the reign of Nicephoras Iand had a powerful interest in people and polities beyond the Islamic world, including the Franks and the Lombards.

Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: In addition the book is unique in medieval Islamic history for its interest in other cultures and religions as scientific and cultural curiosities. In the case of the former Masudi included a wildly compressed list of Frankish rulers, moving from Clovis to Charlemagne in eight generations of an apparently single family!


The Meadows of Gold and Mines of Gems

Karl Hickey rated it liked it Jan 08, He described the relations of African states with each other and with Islam. Posted by Gerwardus at 8: While it often makes interesting reading because of its vivid descriptions and entertaining anecdotesthis part of the book is superficial. It is only Arabs who so designate it”. You are commenting using your WordPress.

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Ithaca Press,pp. May 28, Erni rated it really liked it Shelves: A manuscript of one volume of this work is said to be preserved in Vienna; if this manuscript is genuine, it is all that remains of the work. I have not sought to support any particular sect vold doctrine, but to report human history as it has unfolded.

Due to its reliance on and references to Islam this style of history writing makes up an example of what constitutes Islamic historiography in general. Would you like to tell us ,eadows a lower price?

Email Facebook Twitter Print Reddit. See also Arabic language. There is the story of the singer Harun al-Rashid asks to keep singing until the caliph falls asleep. It chews the cud. Anyone who like reading Marco Polo or ibn Goold will love this. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.


Their introduction also outlines how the editors relied mainly on the Pellat revision in French and are therefore mainly working from the French translation with the Arabic source text as a background guide. He spoke of the significance of the Khazars and provided much fresh material on them.

Gerwardus: Al -Masudi, The Meadows of Gold and Mines of Gems

Peeters Publishers and the Department of Oriental Studies, This page was last edited on 5 Decemberat He was well aware of peoples in the eastern portion of the continent mentioning interesting details of the Zanjfor example. His account of the Rus is an important early source for the study of Russian history and the history of Ukraine. Culture, people, animals, customs, stories, etc. 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.

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.

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