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Al-Masaalik Wa Al-Mamaalik
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Region / Country - Asia-Pacific > Islamic Republic of Iran
- Europe • North America > Gerrmany
Year of Registration 2015
Possessing Institutions University and Research Library Erfurt/Gotha, Research Library Gotha
Management Institution University and Research Library Erfurt/Gotha, Research Library Gotha
The Al-Masaalik Wa Al-Mamaalik, Istakhri’s invaluable work, is one of the most important geographical books from the 4th century AH/10 CE, which presents an accurate description of the then socio-economic, cultural and political conditions of the Islamic lands – form India to Africa – supplemented by maps. The existence of numerous manuscripts of this book in several of the world’s libraries and museums, its translation into various languages, and it’s very many impressions up until recent decades all show the importance of the book.     

The oldest known MS of Al-Masaalik, in its Arabic original, is kept at University and Research Library Erfurt/Gotha, Research Library Gotha, and, its oldest Persian translation, at Iran’s National Museum, are both introduced in the present file.