A Traveller in Thirteenth-century Arabia: Ibn Al-Mujāwir's Tārīkh Al-mustabṣir
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, and provides a unique source for social and economic history, written with a humour and wit otherwise unknown in the writings of medieval Islam. This translation is fully annotated with an introduction, appendices, glossary and full index, and contains maps and illustrations.
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Tdrikh alMustabsir Translation
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Abbasid Abdallah Abi Talib Aden Ahmad al-Din al-Hasan al-Husayn al-Janad al-Malik al-Mas'ud al-Mas'ud Yusuf al-Ta'if Amir Appendix Arabian Peninsula Arabic Ayyub Ayyubids Bakr Baladi Bi'r Bosworth built caliph called camels Da'i date palms Dictionary Dictionnaire Dimyati dinars dirhams Dozy end map fortress gate Gazetteer Glossaire Hadramawt Hamdani Hejaz Husn Ibn al-Mujawir Imam informed as follows inhabitants Iraq Islamic Dynasties island Ja'far Jabal Kahhalah Kazimirski Khurasan killed knows best land Landberg Lane Lexicon Lofgren Mahdids Maqhafi meaning Mecca mentioned miles mosque mountain Muhammad Mujam Najahids Najd parasangs Persian plur poet Political History pre-Islamic Qays Quran Rasulid Reading recited as follows regions replied route ruler Sa'dah San'a Sayf al-Islam says Serjeant Shaykh Shibam Sifab slave Smith Socotra stone Sulayhid Sulayman sultan Ta'izz Tdrikh al-Mustabsir Tihamah town tribe Tughtakin Umarah Unidentified Varisco Wadi Yaman Yaqut Yemen Zabid Zayd Ziyad Zuray'ids