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From the Meadows of Gold (Great Journeys) (2007)

by Al-Masudi

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Much better than Herodotus. This selection is from a longer book, which I would be willing to read. It is a description of the ancient world around the time of 975, and like many history books of that period there is a mix of heresay and actual events or places seen by the author. While there is not much narrative to this book it is still an engaging read. ( )
  ForrestFamily | Sep 21, 2009 |
Much of his work has vanished, but Mas'udi's (c.890-c.956) matchless "The Meadows of Gold" has almost miraculously survived: a compendium of stories and information on what he knew of the worlds of the Middle East, the Far East and Europe. It is both a great monument to Islamic scholarship and a time capsule allowing us into the world over a millennium ago.
  antimuzak | Feb 20, 2007 |
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