Yaqut al-Hamawi

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Yaqut al-Hamawi

(yäko͞ot` äl-hämäwē`), 1179–1229, Arab geographer. Born in Byzantium, he was bought as a slave by a merchant, al-Hamawi. He was freed on the death of his master and traveled extensively in Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Persia. His Mujam al-Buldan, a geographical dictionary that includes much biographical, historical, and cultural data, is a primary source in Arabic scholarship.
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8) It remains to a significant degree independent of the Syrian tradition of Ibn al-Qifti, Ibn Abi Usaybi'a, and also Yaqut al-Rumi (d.
Yaqut al-rumi, Mu'jam al-udaab: Irshad-al-aril ila ma'rifat al-adib, ed.