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al-Masudi (d. 956)

Masudi or al-Masudi (mä-sö’dē). An Arabic historian; born at Bagdad about the close of the ninth century; died in Egypt, 956. He has been called “the Arabian Herodotus.” His best work was ‘Meadows of Gold and Mines of Gems.’ It abounds in information regarding his time, the result of extensive travel, and is the most celebrated of its kind in the language.