al-Fusṭāṭ (unknown)

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Names

  • Arabic: الفسطاط = al-Fusṭāṭ 1-3
  • Hebrew: מצרים = MṢRYM 4
  • Hebrew: מצרים החדשה = MṢRYM HḤDShH 5
  • Persian: مصر = Miṣr 6
  • Syriac: ܒܐܒܘܠܘܢ = BʾBWLWN 7
  • Syriac: ܒܒܝܠ = BBYL 8
  • Syriac: ܒܐܣܠܘܢܝܐ = BʾSLWNYʾ 9
  • Syriac: ܦܝܣܛܛ = PYSṬṬ 10
  • Syriac: ܡܨܪܝܢ = MṢRYN 11
Show table of instances where this place is mentioned
Event DescriptionDate
Event mentioned by Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī. 1 before c. 1225c.1225877 A.H. / 14721995
Event mentioned by Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād. 2 before 843 CEc. 820-843 CE687 A.H. / 1288-9 CE1993
Event mentioned by Ibn Baṭṭūṭa. 3 before 1354 CE1354-1356early 1180 A.H. / 17661997
Events mentioned by Benjamin of Tudela 4-5 before c.1170c.117313th C1907
Events mentioned by Nāṣir-i Khusraw 6 c. 1050circa 106510th C Hijrī/16th C CE2001
Events mentioned by Michael the Syrian 7-10 before 11991195-1199?15982009
Events mentioned by Bar Hebraeus 11 before 11991276-1286before 13571890

Sources

  • 1Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār Ṣādr, 1995), (1) 118، 182، 184، 264، 284، 292، 311، 344، 389، 403، 479، 395، 501 (2) 138، 139، 200، 301، 386، 443، 520 (3) 22، 144، 283، 284 (4) 24، 42، 57، 256، 261، 317، 351 (5) 303، 377 [Arabic].
  • 2Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, Kitāb al-Fitan, edited by Suhayl Zakkār (Beirut: Dār al-Fikr, 1993), 87, 161, 163, 169, 174, 275, 289, 295, 409, 433, [Arabic].
    • Fusțāț: Nuʿaym b. Ḥammād, The Book of Tribulations: The Syrian Muslim Apocalyptic Tradition, translated by David Cook (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017), 149, 160, 288, 297, 416, 445 [English].
  • 3Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, Riḥlat Ibn Baṭṭūṭa: al-musammāt Tuḥfat al-niẓār fī gharāʾib al-amṣār wa-ʿajāʾib al-asfār, edited by ʿAbd al-Hādī al-Tāzī (al-Ribāṭ: Akādīmiyyat al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyya, 1417 H [1996-97]), 1:209-210 [Arabic].
    • al-Fusṭāṭ: H. A. R. Gibb, C. F. Beckingham, and A. D. H. Bivar, trans., The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354 (London: The Hakluyt Society, 1958-2000), I, 51 [English].
  • 4Mizraim: Marcus N. Adler, ed., The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (London: Frowde, 1907), 97-101 [Hebrew with English translation].
  • 5New Mizraim: Marcus N. Adler, ed., The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (London: Frowde, 1907), 102 [Hebrew with English translation].
  • 6Cairo, Old: Nāṣir-i Khusraw, Nasir-i Khusraw's Book of Travels, ed. Wheeler M. Thackston (Costa Mesa, Calif.: Mazda, 2001), 66-73 [Persian with English translation].
  • 7Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 13 [Syriac].
    • Babylone: J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), I, 26 [French].
  • 8Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 13 [Syriac].
    • Babylone: J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), I, 26 [French].
  • 9Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 422 [Syriac].
    • Babylone: J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), II, 425 [French].
  • 10Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 422 [Syriac].
    • Fosṭaṭ: J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), II, 425, 476; III, 59, 60, 83, 92 [French].
  • 11Gregory Barhebraeus, Chronicon Syriacum, ed. Paul Bedjan (Paris: Maisonneuve, 1890), 336 [Syriac].
    • Miçr: J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), III, 333 [French].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, et al., “al-Fusṭāṭ” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021, https://medievalmideast.org/place/11305.

Additional credit information:

  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; abstract; matching and transliteration from Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī’s Muʿjam al-Buldān; categorization, matching, Arabic collection and transliteration from Ibn Baṭṭūṭa's travel account; Hebrew transliteration from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue; matching from Nāṣir-i Khusraw's travelogue; and categorization, matching, Syriac collection and transliteration from Michael's chronicle
  • Jessica Mutter: categorization, matching, and Arabic name collection and transcription from Nuʿaym Ibn Ḥammād’s Kitāb al-Fitan and categorization, matching from Michael's chronicle
  • Liran Yadgar: categorization, matching, Hebrew collection from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
  • Mary Papadopoulos: categorization, matching, Persian collection and transliteration from Nāṣir-i Khusraw's travelogue
  • McKenzie Cady: categorization from Michael's chronicle
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