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Ibrahim ibn Yaqub’s Account of His Travel to Slavic Countries as Transmitted by Al-Bakri

With Contemporary Commentaries edited by Mustafa Switat

by Tadeusz Kowalski (Author) Mustafa Switat (Revision)
Monographs 194 Pages
Open Access

Summary

This is a critical edition of Ibrāhīm ibn Yaʿqūb's account of his trip to Slavic countries at the end of the 10th century. It presents a translation (from Arabic) and interpretation of Ibrāhīm ibn Yaʿqūb's account with philological commentary, a reconstruction of the biographical identity of Ibrahim Ibn Jacob of Tortosa and an identification of the date of his trip. Pieces of information given by Ibrāhīm ibn Yaʿqūb (or added by Al-Bakri from other sources) contain a number of facts regarding the social, economic, and political development of the entire Slavic world in the early middle ages.

Details

Pages
194
ISBN (PDF)
9783631858370
ISBN (ePUB)
9783631859841
ISBN (MOBI)
9783631859858
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631856086
DOI
10.3726/b18590
Open Access
CC-BY-NC-ND
Language
English
Publication date
2022 (July)
Keywords
Poland Eastern Europe 10th century early middle ages travellers Arabic sources
Published
Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2022. 194 pp.

Biographical notes

Tadeusz Kowalski (Author) Mustafa Switat (Revision)

Tadeusz Jan Kowalski (1889-1948) was a professor at the Jagiellonian University, and a member of the Polish Academy of Learning. He was a Polish Orientalist (Turkologist, Arabist and specialist in Iranian studies). His academic work includes studies on Middle Eastern Muslim culture and languages.

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Title: Ibrahim ibn Yaqub’s Account of His Travel to Slavic Countries as Transmitted by Al-Bakri