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Mayūrḳa
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, Majorca or Mallorca , name of the largest ( umm ) of the Balearic islands (or eastern islands of al-Andalus: al-d̲j̲azāʾir al-s̲h̲arḳiyya ), the others being Minūrḳa (Minorca or Menorca) and Yābisa (Ibiza). Its name figures as early as the Crónica del Moro Rasis , ed. D. Catalán, 13. At approximately the same distance from Ibiza to the west and from Minorca to the east, it is situated four days’ sailing time from Sardinia (Sardāniya) according to al-Idrīsī ( Mag̲h̲rib , text 214, tr. 266) and lies opposite Bougie (al-Ḥimyarī, al-Rawḍ al-miʿṭār , text 188-91, tr. 228-31). Al-Ḥimyarī, …

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Bosch-Vilá, J., “Mayūrḳa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_5084>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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