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The Resource A traveller in thirteenth-century Arabia : Ibn al-Mujawir's Tarikh al-mustabsir, translated from Oscar Löfgren's Arabic text and edited with revisions and annotations by G. Rex Smith

A traveller in thirteenth-century Arabia : Ibn al-Mujawir's Tarikh al-mustabsir, translated from Oscar Löfgren's Arabic text and edited with revisions and annotations by G. Rex Smith

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A traveller in thirteenth-century Arabia : Ibn al-Mujawir's Tarikh al-mustabsir
Title
A traveller in thirteenth-century Arabia
Title remainder
Ibn al-Mujawir's Tarikh al-mustabsir
Statement of responsibility
translated from Oscar Löfgren's Arabic text and edited with revisions and annotations by G. Rex Smith
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
"This is the first English translation of the Tarikh al-Mustabsir, written in the early quarter of the thirteenth century by Ibn al-Mujawir. The text is a fascinating account of the western and southern areas of the Arabian peninsula by a man from the east of the Islamic world, probably from Khurasan in Iran." "Ibn al-Mujawir was a man who in all probability followed the age-old Islamic practice of making the pilgrimage to Mecca and thereafter travelling in the area to further his business interests. His route began in Mecca and essentially ran south through the Red Sea coastal plain, Tihamah, down into the Yemen and along the southern coast of the peninsula. He paused long in Aden, where he observed closely the activities of the port to report at some length on its administration, its taxes, its markets, its currency, its weights and measures, and the like. His route then continued along the southern coast of Arabia and into the Gulf, and he presumably returned home to the east via Iraq. The author is a wonderful observer of people: their buildings, their dress, their customs, their agriculture, their food and their history." "This book is a unique source for the social and economic history of thirteenth-century south Arabia, written with a humour and wit otherwise unknown in the writings of medieval Islam. The text is of major linguistic importance, too, written as it is in a far from classical Arabic. This translation is fully annotated with an introduction, appendices, glossary and full index, and contains maps and illustrations."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
UKM
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Tarikh al-mustabsir
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1204 or 1205-1291 or 1292
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Ibn al-Mujāwir, Yūsuf ibn Yaʻqūb
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS206
LC item number
.I2613 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Smith, G. Rex
Series statement
Hakluyt Society.
Series volume
19
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arabian Peninsula
  • Arabian Peninsula
  • Ibn al-Mujāwir, Yūsuf ibn Yaʻqūb
Label
A traveller in thirteenth-century Arabia : Ibn al-Mujawir's Tarikh al-mustabsir, translated from Oscar Löfgren's Arabic text and edited with revisions and annotations by G. Rex Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Maps
  • List of Plans and Diagrams Accompanying the Text
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Contents.
  • p. 8
  • Ibn al-Mujawir's introduction.
  • p. 9
  • Ibn al-Mujawir's route descriptions.
  • p. 10
  • Ibn al-Mujawir's parasang.
  • p. 10
  • Place names in the text.
  • p. 11
  • Agriculture, crops, fruits, vegetables and food.
  • p. 12
  • Dress and social customs.
  • p. 12
  • Magic, the wondrous and bizarre.
  • p. 13
  • History and buildings.
  • p. 14
  • Maps and plans and diagrams.
  • p. 15
  • Trade and commerce.
  • p. 15
  • Tarikh al-Mustabsir as a source of the economic and social history of Ayyubid Yemen.
  • p. 16
  • Assessment of the contents.
  • p. 18
  • Text.
  • p. 19
  • Ibn al-Mujawir's sources - personal observations, informants, literary works.
  • p. 19
  • language.
  • p. 21
  • manuscripts and the published edition.
  • p. 23
  • Other manuscripts.
  • p. 24
  • Place of Tarikh al-Mustabsir in Arabic Geographical and Travel Literature.
  • p. 24
  • Translator's Notes.
  • p. 26
  • Tarikh al-Mustabsir: Translation.
  • p. 29
  • Appendices
  • App. A.
  • Routes of Ibn al-Mujawir.
  • p. 293
  • App. B.
  • Genealogical and Dynastic Tables.
  • p. 298
  • App. C.
  • List of Literary Works Quoted by Ibn al-Mujawir in the Text.
  • p. 301
  • Glossary.
  • p. 303
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 311
  • Index.
  • p. 325
Control code
ocn156891177
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xix, 341 p.
Isbn
9780904180916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A traveller in thirteenth-century Arabia : Ibn al-Mujawir's Tarikh al-mustabsir, translated from Oscar Löfgren's Arabic text and edited with revisions and annotations by G. Rex Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Maps
  • List of Plans and Diagrams Accompanying the Text
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Contents.
  • p. 8
  • Ibn al-Mujawir's introduction.
  • p. 9
  • Ibn al-Mujawir's route descriptions.
  • p. 10
  • Ibn al-Mujawir's parasang.
  • p. 10
  • Place names in the text.
  • p. 11
  • Agriculture, crops, fruits, vegetables and food.
  • p. 12
  • Dress and social customs.
  • p. 12
  • Magic, the wondrous and bizarre.
  • p. 13
  • History and buildings.
  • p. 14
  • Maps and plans and diagrams.
  • p. 15
  • Trade and commerce.
  • p. 15
  • Tarikh al-Mustabsir as a source of the economic and social history of Ayyubid Yemen.
  • p. 16
  • Assessment of the contents.
  • p. 18
  • Text.
  • p. 19
  • Ibn al-Mujawir's sources - personal observations, informants, literary works.
  • p. 19
  • language.
  • p. 21
  • manuscripts and the published edition.
  • p. 23
  • Other manuscripts.
  • p. 24
  • Place of Tarikh al-Mustabsir in Arabic Geographical and Travel Literature.
  • p. 24
  • Translator's Notes.
  • p. 26
  • Tarikh al-Mustabsir: Translation.
  • p. 29
  • Appendices
  • App. A.
  • Routes of Ibn al-Mujawir.
  • p. 293
  • App. B.
  • Genealogical and Dynastic Tables.
  • p. 298
  • App. C.
  • List of Literary Works Quoted by Ibn al-Mujawir in the Text.
  • p. 301
  • Glossary.
  • p. 303
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 311
  • Index.
  • p. 325
Control code
ocn156891177
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xix, 341 p.
Isbn
9780904180916
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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