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Maps of medieval thought : the Hereford paradigm

Author: Naomi Reed Kline
Publisher: Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2003.
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"Filled with information and lore, mappae mundi present an encyclopaedic panorama of the conceptual 'landscape' of the middle ages. Previously objects of study for cartographers and geographers, the value of medieval maps to scholars in other fields is now recognised and this book, written from an art historical perspective, illuminates the medieval view of the world represented in a group of maps of c.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Maps
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Naomi Reed Kline
ISBN: 0851159370 9780851159379 0851156029 9780851156026
OCLC Number: 51264221
Description: xiii, 261 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. The Circle as a Conceptual Device --
1. The Cosmological Wheel --
pt. II. The Hereford Map as a Conceptual Device --
2. The Frame as Time --
3. The Medieval Audience --
pt. III. The Hereford Map and its Worlds --
4. The World of Animals --
5. The World of Strange and Monstrous Races --
6. The World of Alexander --
7. The World of the Bible and the Crusades --
pt. IV. The Hereford Map in Cartographic Context --
8. A Comparison of Frameworks.
Responsibility: Naomi Reed Kline.
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Mappa mundi texts and images present a panorama of the medieval world-view, c.1300; the Hereford map studied in close detail.  Read more...

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Fascinating for anyone interested in medioval thought and a must for those with an interest in the fabulous lands and creatures of the Middle Ages. FORTEAN TIMES An ambitious and generally highly Read more...

 
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