Note 041
From The Invasion of Persia,part of Chapter 51 of the Decline & Fall

A part of Abulfeda's geography is translated by Greaves, inserted in Hudson's collection of the minor geographers, (tom. iii.,) and entitled Descriptio Chorasmiae et Mawaralnahrae, id est, regionum extra fluvium, Oxum, p. 80. The name of Transoxiana, softer in sound, equivalent in sense, is aptly used by Petit de la Croix, (Hist. de Gengiscan, etc.,) and some modern Orientalists, but they are mistaken in ascribing it to the writers of antiquity.

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