Geografihistoriske primærkilder og fremstillinger /
Geography Historical primary sources and
Géographie des sources historiques primaires:
Description of Mesopotamia and Baghdad, written about the year
900 A.D. by Ibn Serapion. / : Guy Le Strange.
'This is the Arabic text and English translation of Ibn Serapion's
important work on Mesopotamian geography. It appeared in two parts
in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (1895), pp. 1-76 and
255-316 accompanied by the scholarly comments of the translator,
the renowned Arabist and historical geographer Guy Le Strange
(1854-1933). Sections: 1. The Tigris; 2. The Euphrates; 3.
Affluents of the Euphrates; 4. Streams flowing into these
Affluents; 5. Canals between the Euphrates and the Tigris; 6.
Canals of the Lower Euphrates; 7. Affluents of the Tigris; 8.
Canals of the Tigris; 9. The Same Continued; 10. Canals of Eastern
Baghdad; 11. Canals of Western Baghdad; 12. Canals of the Harbiyya
Quater; 13. The Great Swamp; 14. The Blind Tigris; 15. Canals of
Al-Basra; 16. Canals to the West of Al-Basra; 17. The River Dujayl;
18. Affluents of the Euphrates. Le Strange's extensive and detailed
commentary transforms this work into an historical onomasticon,
invaluable for the study of the cities along the Tigris, Euphrates,
and their affluents including in historical western and southern
Armenia, the Lake Van area, as well as in northern and southern
Mesopotamia. Includes a detailed map.'
Astronomy and world heritage: Across time and
continents. / : Mikhail Ya. Marov et al. Kazan Federal University,
2016. Mesopotamia Before History. / : Petr Charvát.
Empires of Ancient Mesopotamia. / : Barbara A. Somervill.
- New York : Chelsea House, 2009.
Mesopotamian archaeology : an introduction to the archaeology
of Babylonia and Assyria. / : Percy S.P. Handcock. - London :
Macmillan and Philip Lee Warner, 1912.
The lands of the eastern caliphate : Mesopotamia, Persia and
Central Asia from the Moslem conquest to the time of Timur. / : Guy
Le Strange. - Cambridge : University Press, 1905.
Mesopotamia and Persia under the Mongols in the Fourteenth
Century A.D. from the Nuzhat-al-Kulub of Hamd-Allah Mustawfi. / :
Guy Le Strange.
'This is a study (London, 1903) of relevant parts of a precious
register made by the 14th century official Hamd-Allah Mustawfi of
Qazvin (also known as Qazvini) by the Arabist and historical
geographer Guy Le Strange (1854-1933). Qazvini provides priceless
information about Iran, Azerbaijan, Mughan and Arran, Shirvan,
Gurjistan (Georgia), Rum, Armenia, and Mesopotamia. District by
district, city by city, the author usually explains what revenue
had accrued from a given area both in his own day, and in past
times as well, providing a vivid picture of the general decline of
the Mongol Il-Khanid state in the 14th century. In addition,
Qazvini comments on the ruined condition of numerous cities and
towns, the relative size and the trade of surviving cities, their
noted religious sanctuaries, the types of crops grown in the
countryside, and much more. [Note: Le Strange's later English
translation of the Geographical Part of this important document
(1919) is available as another Internet Archive download. Search on
A Servile War in the East [The Zanj Slave Uprising in 9th
Century Mesopotamia]. / : Theodor Noldeke.
'This study appeared as chapter 5 in Sketches from Eastern
History, a book of articles by the great philologist Theodor
Noldeke (1836-1930), translated into English by John S. Black
(London, 1892). Chapter 5, "A Servile War in the East" pp. 146-175
is a well-documented and very readable account of the most
dangerous slave rebellion under the Arab Abbasid dynasty. The
uprising is known as the rebellion of the Zanj/Zenj/Zinj after its
most important component, East African slaves from the area known
as Zanj (whence Zanzibar). The movement incorporated slaves and the
poor of many peoples and ethnicities, though the black East African
element seems to have predominated and held commanding positions in
the group's military. The uprising lasted for 14 years from 869 to
883, and though suppressed brutally by the Arabs, its ideology did
not die out.'