Great Journeys: From The Meadows Of Gold

Great Journeys: From The Meadows Of Gold by Mas'udi
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ISBN
9780141025353
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
128
Dimensions
111 x 181mm

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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 millenium ago.

Great Journeys allows readers to travel both around the planet and back through the centuries - but also back into ideas and worlds frightening, ruthless and cruel in different ways from our own. Few reading experiences can begin to match that of engaging with writers who saw astounding things: Great civilisations, walls of ice, violent and implacable jungles, deserts and mountains, multitudes of birds and flowers new to science. Reading these books is to see the world afresh, to rediscover a time when many cultures were quite strange to each other, where legends and stories were treated as facts and in which so much was still to be discovered.
ISBN:
9780141025353
Publication Date:
04 / 06 / 2007
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
111 x 181mm

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