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Ports of the Red Sea

John P. Cooper

in The Medieval Nile: Route, Navigation, and Landscape in Islamic Egypt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166143
eISBN:
9781617975462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166143.003.0015
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter charts the history of the principal Red-Sea ports connecting to the Egyptian Nile in the medieval period: al-Qulzum, Quseir and ‘Aydhab. Al-Qulzum, at modern Suez, was for a time at the ... More


The Beja in Time and Space

Karen C. Pinto

in Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226126968
eISBN:
9780226127019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226127019.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter Eight, “The Beja in Time and Space” is the first of two chapters pondering a curious anomaly that occurs in every medieval Islamic map of the world. Located on the eastern flank of Africa is ... More


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