Ibn al-Faqih

Ibn al-Faqih al-Hamadani (Persian: ابن فقیه الهمذانی) was a 10th-century Persian[1] historian and geographer, famous for his Mukhtasar Kitab al-Buldan ("Concise Book of Lands").

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  1. Donzel, E. J. van (1 January 1994). Islamic Desk Reference. BRILL. p. 147. ISBN 90-04-09738-4. Ibn al-Faqih: Persian author of a geography written in Arabic; ixth c. In his only surviving work The Book of the Countries, he describes his native town Hamadan and the countries of Iran, Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Rum, Jazira, Central Asia, Nubia and Abyssinia. North Africa, al-Andalus and Sudan are given merely a brief résumé.
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