Author: Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī
Edited by: M.J. de Goeje (1866)
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The Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān by Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī (d. c. 892 CE), edited by M.J. de Goeje and originally titled Liber expugnationis regionum (Leiden, 1866), offers an account of the early conquests of the Islamic polity. It has the form of a geographical survey of the Caliphate’s territories, describing how each location came under Muslim rule.
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Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī (d. c. 892 CE) was one of the greatest Arab historians of the ninth century CE.
Michael Jan de Goeje (d. 1909) was Professor of Oriental languages in Leiden and the editor of numerous classical Arabic texts.