Written with a clear and compelling voice medieval islamic maps illuminates the history and significance of centuries of medieval islamic cartographypinto includes an abundance of fascinating maps throughout coaxing the reader into a thorough understanding of them through her use of a google earth distortion. With medieval islamic maps historian karen c pinto brings us the first in depth exploration of medieval islamic cartography from the mid tenth to the nineteenth century pinto focuses on the distinct tradition of maps known collectively as the book of roads and kingdoms kitab al masalik wa al mamalik or kmms examining them from three . There are hundreds of cartographic images scattered throughout the medieval and early modern arabic persian and turkish manuscript collections the plethora of extant copies produced in a variety of locales across the islamic world for eight centuries testifies to the enduring importance of these medieval islamic cartographic visions this book examines the rich corpus of islamic maps to . Medieval islamic maps an exploration karen c pinto hundreds of exceptional cartographic images are scattered throughout medieval and early modern arabic persian and turkish manuscript collections. Medieval islamic maps an exploration ebook written by karen c pinto read this book using google play books app on your pc android ios devices download for offline reading highlight bookmark or take notes while you read medieval islamic maps an exploration
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