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‘The Oriental geography of Ebn Haukal, an Arabian traveller of the tenth century’ [‎3] (18/388)

The record is made up of 1 volume (327 pages). It was created in 1800. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Printed Collections.

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PREFACE. iii
Jo^ Haukal, or ^ Ebn Haukal: But it appears,
from one copy of his work deposited among the Oriental
manuscripts in the Library at Ley den*, that his name was
(^j! ^UJI Abi l'Cassem Ebn Haukal.
The work itself, in the original Arahick, according to the
Catalogue of the Ley den Library, above quoted, is called
UCJI^JI l XI WI v-jU/^Kitab al Mesalek al Memalek. The
Persian translation which I have used, and the copy preserved
at Eton f, bear the same title, with the omission of the Ara-
bick article, and (in my copyJ the addition of the copulative,
thus : j l - AX / T Under this name the ancient
Tarikh, or Chronicle of Tab a ri, quotes it in a passage which
I shall hereafter adduce*
* t
Samanian family, became Sovereign of Maweralnahr, Anno Hegiree 301, (A. D.
9 1 2.) If Ebn Haukal could have spoken with a contemporary of Nasser
Ahmed, one who had been of sufficient age to attend him in his battles, we cannot, rea
sonably, assign a later date to the composition of this work than the middle of the tenth
century.
* See No, 1704, page 47 8, of the Catal. Libr. tam impress, quam manuscriptor. Biblioth.
publ. Universit. Lugduno-Batav#, folio, Lugd. Bat. 1716,
t Eton Oriental MSS. No. 418.— This manuscript is an octavo volume, containing
above three hundred pages, written in an uniform, but very difficult and inaccurate hand;
most (f the proper names wanting their diacritical points. My own copy, which I purchased
b 2

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The Oriental geography of Ebn Haukal, an Arabian traveller of the tenth century , translated from the author’s own manuscript, and collated with one preserved at the Library of Eton College by Sir William Ouseley.

Publication details: Printed at the Oriental Press by Wilson & Co., Wild-Court, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, for T Cadell Junior and W Davies, Strand, London, 1800.

Physical description: One volume, initial Roman numeral pagination (i-xxxvi), 327 pages, fold-out map.

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1 volume (327 pages)
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This volume contains a table of contents giving chapter headings and page references. There is an alphabetic index at the back of the volume.

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Dimensions: 280mm x 220mm.

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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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