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Macedonia and Slavs in an Arabic Catalogue of Byzantine Themes

Macedonia and Slavs in an Arabic Catalogue of Byzantine Themes

Besides the Western World, Byzantine empire had attracted also the attention of Arab Writers. Ibn Khurdadhbih, apparently an official in the postal service wrote one of the first travel books and the form remained a popular one in Arabic literature with books by Al Garmi, ibn Hawqal, ibn Fadlan, al-Istakhri, al-Muqaddasi, al-Idrisi and most famously the travels of ibn Battutah. These […]

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