Baradā (river)


A river in Damascus


  • Arabic: بردى = Baradā 1
  • Arabic: برديا = Baradayyā 2
  • Hebrew: אמנה = ʾMNH 3
  • Syriac: ܟܕܪܢ = KDRN 4

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Event mentioned by Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī. 1-2 before c. 1225c.1225877 A.H. / 14721995
Events mentioned by Benjamin of Tudela 3 before c.1170c.117313th C1907
Events mentioned by Michael the Syrian 4 before 11991195-1199?15982009


  • 1Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār Ṣādr, 1995), (1) 330، 378، 407، (2) 59، 155، 533 (3) 26، 236 (4) 282 (5) 436 [Arabic].
  • 2Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān (Beirut: Dār Ṣādr, 1995), (1) 378 [Arabic].
  • 3Amana: Marcus N. Adler, ed., The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela (London: Frowde, 1907), 46 [Hebrew with English translation].
  • 4Gregorios Yuhanna Ibrahim, ed., The Edessa-Aleppo Syriac Codex of the Chronicle of Michael the Great (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2009), 419 [Syriac].
    • Bardan: J.-B. Chabot, trans., Chronique de Michel le Syrien (Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1901), II, 420 [French].

How to Cite This Entry

Thomas A. Carlson, et al., “Baradā” in Thomas A. Carlson, ed. Historical Index of the Medieval Middle East, last modified September 16, 2021,

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  • Thomas A. Carlson: Data merging and XML; place categorization; abstract; matching and transliteration from Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī’s Muʿjam al-Buldān; Hebrew transliteration from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue; and categorization, matching, Syriac collection and transliteration from Michael's chronicle
  • Liran Yadgar: categorization, matching, Hebrew collection from Benjamin of Tudela's travelogue
  • Jessica Mutter: categorization, matching from Michael's chronicle
  • McKenzie Cady: categorization from Michael's chronicle
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