Qudamah Ibn Jafar, Abu Al-Faraj

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Qudamah Ibn Jafar, Abu Al-Faraj


Years of birth and death unkown. Arab philologist and geographer.

Qudamah wrote The Book of the Kharaj and the Art of the Secretary, probably around A.D. 928/929, of which the second volume is extant. It is an important source for the study of the countries of the Arab Caliphate, their geography, history, and literature.


Krachkovskii, I. Iu. Izbr. soch., vols. 2 and 4. Moscow-Leningrad, 1956–57. (See indexes.)
Slane, M. “Notice sur Codama et ses écrits.” Journal Asiatique, 1862, series 5, vol. 20.
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