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Medieval Islamic MapsAn Exploration$
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Karen C. Pinto

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226126968

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Ways of Seeing Islamic Maps

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Medieval Islamic Maps
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Karen C. Pinto

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.003.0001

Chapter One, “Introduction” introduces the reader to the subject of the KMMS Islamic maps: their number, location, language and dates. It presents a quick overview of the objectives and structure of the book. It briefly introduces the Islamic maps and discusses how they can be deconstructed and read using techniques established by J. B. Harley.

Keywords:   Harley, Muslim imagination, map theory, carto-ideographs, Cosmographia, KMMS, Kitāb al-masālikwa-al-mamālik, Istakhri

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