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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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A Look Back

A Look Back

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Medieval Islamic Maps

Karen C. Pinto

University of Chicago Press

Chapter Two, “A Look Back” provides a comprehensive overview of secondary scholarship on the subject of Islamic mapping. It surveys the work that has been done on the Islamic mapping tradition from the eighteenth and nineteenth century until today. It discusses the growing emphasis on the importance of maps as material culture wellsprings of historical information.

Keywords:   historiography of Islamic mapping, Islamic geography, Sezgin, Konrad Miller, Kramers, Tibbetts, Mappae Arabicae, kharita, jughrafiya, The History of Cartography

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