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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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Ways of Seeing Islamic Maps

(p.1) 1 Introduction
Medieval Islamic Maps

Karen C. Pinto

University of Chicago Press

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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