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What is Contributions of Abul Hasan Ali Al-Masu'di in the field of Geography, History.?

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Asked by truth exposed, 31 Jan '13 02:40 pm
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Al-Masd, , known as the Herodotus of the Arabs. He was the first Arab to combine history and scientific geography in a large-scale work, Murj al-dhahab wa madin al-jawhir (The Meadows of Gold and Mines of Gems), a world history.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 31 Jan '13 02:51 pm

 
  
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Al Masudi was an accomplished geologist and mineralogist. He studied earthquakes and in one his treatises he analyzed the earthquake of 855 CE. He also propounded a theory of evolution from minerals to plants to animals to man. In this work he presages Charles Darwin by nine hundred years.
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 31 Jan '13 02:41 pm

 
  
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At Basra he completed his book Muruj-al-Dhahab, in which he has described in a most absorbing manner his experience of various countries, peoples and climates. He gives accounts of his personal contacts with the Jews, Iranians, Indians and Christians. From Basra he moved to Syria and from there to Cairo, where he wrote his second extensive book Muruj al-Zaman in thirty volumes. In this book he has described in detail the geography and history of the countries that he had visited. His first book was completed in 947 C.E. He also prepared a supplement, called Kitab al-Awsat, in which he has compiled historical events chronologically. In 957 C.E., the year of his death, he completed his last book Kitab al-Tanbih wa al-Ishraf, in which he has given a summary of his earlier book as well as an errata.
Answered by jameel ahmed, 31 Jan '13 02:49 pm

 
  
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