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Ibn Hawqal's Kitab Surat al-Ard - Opus Geographicum / Abu Al-Kasim Ibn Haukal Al-Nasibi 1938-39 (Arabic, Latin, Paperback, 2nd Revised edition) Loot Price: R1,305 Discovery Miles 13 050

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Ibn Hawqal's Kitab Surat al-Ard - Opus Geographicum / Abu Al-Kasim Ibn Haukal Al-Nasibi 1938-39 (Arabic, Latin, Paperback,...
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Ibn Hawqal's Kitab Surat al-Ard - Opus Geographicum / Abu Al-Kasim Ibn Haukal Al-Nasibi 1938-39 (Arabic, Latin, Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

J.H. Kramers

Series: Bibliotheca Geographorum Arabicorum, 2-1

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This is the second edition by J.H. Kramers of the Arabic text of Ibn Hawqal's Vi>Kitab Surat al-ard, the first BGA edition of which was published in 1873. The journeys of Abu l-Qasim Ibn Hawqal, who might have been a merchant, took him to North Africa, Spain and the southern edge of the Sahara (947-51), Egypt, Armenia and Azerbaijan (c. 955), the Arabian Peninsula, Iraq, Khuzistan, and Iran (961-69), Khwarazm and Transoxania (c. 969), and Sicily (973). By about 988 CE the final version of Ibn Hawqal's Kitab Surat al-ard was ready. It is effectively both a continuation and an update of al-Istakhri's Kitab al-Masalik wa l-mamalik and is also known under that same title. Ibn Hawqal transformed what was meant as a commentary on a series of maps into a work in its own right, which also included remarks on various countries or peoples bordering on the Islamic world, e.g. the Turks, the Khazars, the towns of southern Italy, the Sudanese and the Nubians. Although he owed much to al-Istakhri's work, Ibn Hawqal aimed to place the text firmly within his own period. He took great care to depict a region precisely in the state and at the date that he himself had seen it, with occasional references to the distant or more recent past. This is particularly true of the notes on economic matters, which form a complete break with convention. Ibn Hawqal was the only Arab geographer of the period who really sketched a vivid picture of production.

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Imprint: Brill
Country of origin: Netherlands
Series: Bibliotheca Geographorum Arabicorum, 2-1
Release date: May 2014
Editors: J.H. Kramers
Dimensions: 240 x 160mm (L x W)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 570
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
ISBN-13: 978-90-04-25876-1
Barcode: 9789004258761
Languages: Arabic • Latin
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LSN: 90-04-25876-0

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