Subtitle: The Origins of the Islamic State
Author: Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī
Translation by: P.K. Ḥitti (volume I: 1916) and F.C. Murgotten (volume II: 1924)
The Origins of the Islamic State is the English translation of Kitāb Futūḥ al-buldān, written by Aḥmad b. Yaḥyā al-Balādhūrī (d. c. 892 CE). The work offers an account of the early conquests of the Islamic polity. It has the form of a geographical survey of the Caliphate’s territories, describing how each location came under Muslim rule. It was translated into English by Philip Khûri Ḥitti (volume I: 1916) and Francis Clark Murgotten (volume II: 1924).