Ibn al-Faqih, al-Hamadhani

Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Faqih al-Hamadani;

(Persian: احمد بن محمد ابن الفقيه الهمذانی‎) (fl. 902) was a 10th-century Persian historian and geographer, famous for his Mukhtasar Kitab al-Buldan (“Concise Book of Lands”) written in Arabic.

In the 1870s the dutch orientalist Michael Jan de Goeje edited a selection of geography works of Arab geographers in an 8-volume series titled Bibliotheca geographorum Arabicorum published by Lugduni-Batavae (Leiden) Brill publishers. Al-Hamadhānī’s Mukhtasar Kitab al-Buldan was published in volume 5 of this series.

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