Al Masudi born with Baghdad in 897, died with Fostat in 957, is the most famous encyclopedist of the 10th century, with the apogee of traditional Islam. Its Muruj adh-dhahab or the gold meadows will remain until the middle of the 15th century the handbook of reference of the geographers and the historians of Arab language or Persian. He enormously travelled through the Islamic Empire in Spain, Russia, India, and China. He is called by the historians the Arab Hérodote because he shows of analysis, reflection and criticism. In its Encyclopedia, it treats world of its creation until the drafting of its work in 947 under the caliphate of Al-Muttaqi. It analyzes the history, the religion and the geography while being based on the texts of the Antiquity of the various dominated people (Syria, Egypt, Perse, India, Transoxiane…).
Its workthe gold meadows were translated into French between the years 1865 and 1885.
External bondsmusicologie.org writings relating to the Al-Masudi music. Sources, editions, bibliography, notes.
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