Muhammad ibn Yūsuf al-Warrāq
|Died||973 or 974|
|Era||Caliphate of Córdoba|
|Main interest(s)||Islamic history, geography|
Al-Warrāq wrote for al-Hakam II a series of historical and geographical works on North Africa, none of which have survived whole, although many fragments of his extensive production are preserved in al-Bakri's Book of Roads and Kingdoms from one century later. From the extracts transcribed in al-Bakri's work relying on al-Warrāq, one can conclude that the latter was the first to mix geography and history. Any geographical subject is accompanied by its historical context and a detailed description. Ibn Hazm mentioned that his roots lay in the Berber tribal confederation of the Zenata.
- About the geographer Muhammad ibn Yusuf al-Warraq
- Corpus of early Arabic sources for West African history By J. F. P. Hopkins, Nehemia Levtzion; p. 62.
- Science and Scholarship in al-Andalus
- Corradini, Richard; Diesenberger, Maximilian; Reimitz, Helmut, eds. (2003). The Construction of Communities in the Early Middle Ages: Texts, Resources and Artefacts. Koninklijke Brill NV. ISBN 900-4-118-624.
This was stated by Yusuf al-Warraq and he is [from the tribe of] Zenata.