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On an Indian war elephant: His reasoning, his phraseology, his expressed high esteem for Mu’tazilities could suggest that he was one of their number.

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Some of its bones are fused, so it is unable to bend its knees and therefore to lie down. The same holds for Rome prior to Caesar. Showing of 2 reviews. Spices that come from SE Asia include: The Nicobar and Andaman Islands have cannibals and elephants. Upper Egypt exports dates, raisins, grapes, alum and vitriol.

The Meadows of Gold.

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

Reading this book, it really struck me how much of everything there is; how much must have been lost over the years. Mdadows only we were as tolerant now. Indians, including Muslim, eat its flesh. One of the more interesting passages is the account of the symposium held at the home of Harun al-Rashid ‘s famous vizier Yahya the Barmakid on the topic of love.


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The tradition of writing histories of enormous scope…. Armenian Academy of Sciences.

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Her Greek name is Elena, meadowz a numeric value of In addition he was familiar with the medical work of Galenwith Ptolemaic astronomywith the geographical work of Marinus and with the studies of Islamic geographers and astronomers. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

An anacdote about one of the Meadowz shows him preferring poets and wits as friends. Some sailors claim that the Antichrist has taken up residence there. If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. 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.

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However, Shboul points out that his extant works do not specifically state that he was. Gols was well aware of peoples in the eastern portion of the continent mentioning interesting details of the Zanjfor example. A full French translation was produced between and by Barbier de Meynard and Pavet de Courteille. It combines historical narrative with engaging stories about court life and culture.

Medieval IraqUnited Kingdom. While the French version has been a key historical text for over a century, the newer English version has received mixed reviews.


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The work is in chapters. Lewis, Muslim Discoveryp. A manuscript in the Bodleian LibraryOxford, may possibly be one volume of it. This is the 2nd book in the Penguin book series “Great Journeys”.


Most Tibetans are of Himyarite Yemeni origin. He was much clearer on the more recent dynasties and his estimation of the time between Alexander the Great and Ardashir is much more accurately depicted than it is in al-Tabari.

These anecdotes provide glimpses of goldd aspects of these prominent people, sharing, actually, greater realization of their humanity and the human concerns masuei their officials and ordinary subjects. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Musketeer Girl rated it it was amazing Jul 18, His brief portrayal of Southeast Asia stands out for its degree of accuracy and clarity.

Pellat also began revising the French translation. A good, light read, like all the books in this Penguin series. Don’t have a Kindle? Jan 10, Brian Kovesci rated it it was amazing Shelves: Some notable sections include several stories involving the various Caliphs and their interactions with commoners like “Mahdi and the Bedouin” 37 in which the Caliph al-Mahdi r.