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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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The Muslim Baḥr al-Muḥīṭ

The Muslim Baḥr al-Muḥīṭ

(p.147) 7 The Muslim Baḥr al-Muḥīṭ
Medieval Islamic Maps

Karen C. Pinto

University of Chicago Press

Chapter Seven, “The Muslim Baḥr al-Muḥīṭ” details medieval Islam’s understanding of the Encircling Ocean from religious and cartographic perspectives, and follows the progression of the form’s symbolic evolution from a marker of unknown terrors to a sign of both earthly and divine power. This chapter uses a rich array of Islamic images, many never before published. This chapter concludes the iconographic study of this quintessential feature of the KMMS maps.

Keywords:   Bahr al-Muhit, Qur’an, Hadith, Sufism, JabalQaf, Pillars of Hercules, al-Mas’udi, Metapictures, Ka’ba, Hilya

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