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Medieval Islamic maps : an exploration

Author: Karen C Pinto
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hundreds of exceptional cartographic images are scattered throughout medieval and early modern Arabic, Persian and Turkish manuscript collections. The plethora of copies created around the Islamic world over the course of 8 centuries testifies to the enduring importance of these medieval visions for the Muslim cartographic imagination. With Medieval Islamic Maps, historian Karen C. Pinto brings us the first in-depth  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ibrāhīm ibn Muḥammad Iṣṭakhrī
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen C Pinto
ISBN: 9780226126968 022612696X
OCLC Number: 908698989
Description: x, 406 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: Ways of seeing Islamic maps --
A look back --
A sketch of the Islamic mapping tradition --
KMMS world maps primer --
Iconography of the encircling ocean --
Classical and medieval encircling oceans --
The Muslim Baḥr al-Muḥīṭ --
The Beja in time and space --
How the Beja capture imagination --
Mehmed II and map patronage --
The KMMS Ottoman cluster --
Source of the Ottoman cluster --
Conclusion: Mundus est immundus.
Responsibility: Karen C. Pinto.

Abstract:

Hundreds of exceptional cartographic images are scattered throughout medieval and early modern Arabic, Persian and Turkish manuscript collections. The plethora of copies created around the Islamic world over the course of 8 centuries testifies to the enduring importance of these medieval visions for the Muslim cartographic imagination. With Medieval Islamic Maps, historian Karen C. Pinto brings us the first in-depth exploration of medieval Islamic cartography from the mid-10th to the 19th century."--Front inside flap of dust jacket.
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