A small town of medieval Khwarezm, Zamakhshar is evoked through its (often elusive) depictions by, respectively, al-Muqaddasi, al-Sam‘ani and Ibn Battuta.  Described by the second as “a large village like a small town,” it fades from recorded history after the fourteenth century.  The author recalls Barthold’s opinion that the modern ruins of Zmukhshir mark the site of medieval Zamakhshar.

The Redaction
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