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Medieval Islamic maps : an exploration

Author: Karen C Pinto
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
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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. Here, historian Karen C. Pinto brings us the first in-depth exploration of  Read more...
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Pinto, Karen C.
Medieval Islamic maps.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015017867
(OCoLC)908698989
Named Person: Ibrāhīm ibn Muḥammad Iṣṭakhrī
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen C Pinto
ISBN: 9780226127019 022612701X
OCLC Number: 957615144
Description: 1 online resource (x, 406 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 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.
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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. Here, historian Karen C. Pinto brings us the first in-depth exploration of medieval Islamic cartography from the mid-10th to the 19th century.

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