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Arabic Classical Accounts of India & China
Arabic Classical Accounts of India & China

Arabic Classical Accounts of India & China

by Ibn Khurdadhbih

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Language

English

Publisher

Indian Institute of Advanced Study

ISBN

8185292043 - Year: 1989 - Pages: 87

Binding

Hardcover

Ibn Khurdadhbih
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Author: Ibn Khurdadhbih
Sulayman Al-Tajir/
Translator(s): S Maqbul Ahmad
Publisher: Indian Institute of Advanced Study
Year: 1989
Language: English
Pages: 87
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185292043

Description

The work contains two books: (1) An account of India by Ibn Khurdadhbih, one of the earliest Arab geographers, and forms a past of his world geography al-Masalik wa’l Mamalik, (2) An account of India and China compiled in A D 851 and usually attributed to Sulayman, the Merchant. Professor.

Ahmad has presented the first complete English translation of the two works with exhaustive commentaries based on the latest editions of the works. The works deal with the geography, social and economic life of the peoples and the political set-up of India and China during the ninth century A D.

The account of china and India is based on the personal observations and experiences of merchants and travelers visiting these countries. The two works are of immense historical importance and provide valuable and authentic source material for the ancient history of India and China.

Contents

ABBREVIATIONS

INTRODUCTION

BOOK ONE
Al-Masalik Wa’L-Mamalik
Roads and Kingdoms

I TEXT
II COMMENTARY

BOOK TWO
AKHBAR AL-SIN WA’L-HIND
An Account of China and India

I TEXT
II COMMENTARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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