By Monique Bernards
Quickly after their winning revolution in 750 advert, the Abbāsids supplanted the Umayyad dynasty, outfitted the hot urban of Baghdad, Iraq which grew to become the capital of the Islamic Empire. The civilization that the Abbāsids helped to create carried forth the torch of information lit by way of historic Greece, Rome, Byzantium, and Persia. including lots of their very own exact contributions, the Abbāsid dynasty left an indelible mark at the background of humankind.
This present collection of ʿAbbāsid reports provides a colorful mosaic of latest examine into classical Arabic texts that sheds mild on major historic, political, cultural and spiritual elements of the ʿAbbāsid period and gives perception into how the basics of philology are formed. very good vistas of old desires open up whereas ʿAbbāsid armies clatter and collide; photos are conjured of murderous caliphs, international taking a look littérateurs and speaking items. We see a full of life self...
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22 This move toward historicisation, and with it classification, forms the backbone to the “Introduction générale a la géographie des orientaux,” which Joseph Toussaint Reinaud (d. 1867) presented as a preface to his French translation of the Taqwīm al-buldān of Abū l-Fiḍāʾ (1848). As a curator of Oriental manuscripts in the Bibliothèque royale of Paris, Reinaud had access to an array of unpublished Arabic manuscripts which gave him a fuller picture of the development of Arabic geography, as it progressed from the ʿAbbāsid period until the writings of Abū l-Fiḍāʾ.
15 Gagnier is best known for his polemical writings on the Prophet Muḥammad. His first publication on the topic was the De vita et rebus gestis Mohammedis, a bilingual Arabic-Latin edition cum commentary drawn from the history of Abū l-Fiḍāʾ (1723). 18 Despite this initial effort of working directly with the manuscript, it was not until more than a century later that sections from the Masālik appeared in published form. 20 However, bit-by-bit, more information on the Masālik and its author began to emerge.
7 ON ORIENTAL GEOGRAPHY Ibn Khurradādhbih’s Masālik has long been known to western scholarship. However, compared with the subsequent geographical writings of al-Idrīsī (d. 560/1165) or Abūl-Fidāʾ (d. 732/1331), the Masālik made its western debut relatively late. Although references to Ibn Khurradādhbih can be traced throughout the development of Orientalism, a fuller picture of the ʿAbbāsid man of letters and his work does not emerge until the nineteenth century. One of the earliest mentions in pre-modern Europe is in the Medici publication in Rome (1592) of an abridgement of al-Idrīsī’s Nuzhat al-mushtāq.
Abbasid Studies IV by Monique Bernards