Ibn Hawqal

Ibn Hawqal

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mu ammad Ab 'l-Q sim Ibn awqal born in Nisibis travelled 943-969 CE) was a 10th century Muslim writer, geographer, and chronicler. His famous work, written in 977, is called rat al-'Ar The face of the Earth. What little is known of his life is extrapolated from his book, which was a revision and extension of the Mas lik ul-Mam lik of Istakhri (951). That itself was a revised edition of the uwar al-aq l m of Ahmed ibn Sahl al-Balkhi, who wrote about 921. Ibn Hawqal was clearly more than an editor; he was a traveler who spent much of his time writing about the areas and things he had seen. He spent the last 30 years of his life traveling to remote parts of Asia and Africa. One of his travels brought him 20 south of the equator along the East African coast. One of the things he noticed was that there were large numbers of people living in areas that the Greeks, working from logic rather than experience, said must be uninhabitable due to the belief that the earth was flat.show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136611384
  • 9786136611389