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World-maps for finding the direction and distance to Mecca : innovation and tradition in Islamic science

Author: David A King
Publisher: London : Al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation, 1999
Series: Islamic philosophy, theology, and science, 36
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an overview of the ways in which Muslims over the centuries have determined the sacred direction towards Mecca (qibla) and then describes, in detail, two 17th-century brass Iranian maps  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A King
ISBN: 9004113673 9789004113671
OCLC Number: 460253833
Description: 638 s. : illustrations
Series Title: Islamic philosophy, theology, and science, 36
Responsibility: by David A. King

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'"Science historian David King wrote a monumental book about [a] cartographical miracle."' Dirk van Delft, "NRC Handelsblad", 2000. '" impressive volume This is an important reference book full of Read more...

 
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