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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While there is not much narrative to this masuid it is still an engaging read. It is refreshing to see a writer of one faith write so impartially of the practices of another faith and reserve judgment. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The Meadows of Gold and Mines of Gems

Kieran Lyne rated it liked it Jun 02, If only we were as tolerant now. The people of Qimar [Cambodia] have fresh breath because, like Muslims, they use toothpicks. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The women are famous for bedchamber delights.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. This review also is critical of the English version’s use of vignette-style segments versus the style of Mas’udi, whose original work is not cut into small pieces but rather is written in full pages without apparent breaks or chapters. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Much better than Herodotus. I have not sought to support any particular sect or doctrine, but to report human history as it has unfolded.


Ellie rated it liked it Mar 04, Sep 01, Janez rated it it was amazing Shelves: Abu Kathir and his student Fayyumi Rabbinical ; Yehuda b.

The Meadows of Gold and Mines of Gems – World Digital Library

Arabone whose native language is Arabic. This revision was published by the Universite Libanaise in Beirut and consisted of five volumes.

It is thus that the good things of this world are apportioned by chance. Some of the dates and facts are mistaken, but the wealth of information in this short volume is astounding! This book is not the same as the Penquin compilation.

It combines historical narrative with engaging stories about court life and culture. Retrieved from ” https: Routledge; 1 edition January 4, Language: Those brought west to the lands of Islam: He was well aware of peoples in the eastern portion of the continent mentioning interesting details of the Zanjfor o. In meados settled in Damascus. So, too, it would seem, was his appetite for its increase. 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.


The Meadows of Gold, The Abbasidsp. Peeters Publishers and the Department of Oriental Studies, Lunde and Stone’s English translation of material on the Abbasids appeared in Start reading Meadows Of Gold on your Kindle in under a minute.

Jul 16, Ronan Mcdonnell rated it liked it. Bob rated it it was amazing Mar 04, This is probably one for someone seeking a specific reference on an exact topic, not for general reading necessarily. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Wish they also translated the rest of this enchanting book.