Ibn al-Awwam

Died on 1158

Ibn al-Awwam;

(Arabic: ابن العوام‎), also called Abu Zakariya Ibn al-Awwam (Arabic: أبو زكريا بن العوام‎), was an Andalusian Arab agriculturist who flourished at Seville in southern Spain in the later 12th century. He wrote a lengthy handbook on agriculture entitled in Arabic Kitāb al-Filāḥa (English: Book on Agriculture), which is the most comprehensive treatment of the subject in medieval Arabic, and one of the most important medieval works on the subject in any language. It was published in Spanish and French translations in the 19th century. The edition in French is about 1350 pages.

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