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A Discovery

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith

in Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226540887
eISBN:
9780226553405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553405.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

The opening chapter presents a somewhat personal account of the ‘discovery’ of the manuscript in 2000 and its subsequent purchase by the Bodleian Library in 2002, made possible by the support of the ... More


The Nile, the Mountain of the Moon, and the White Sand Dunes

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith

in Lost Maps of the Caliphs: Drawing the World in Eleventh-Century Cairo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226540887
eISBN:
9780226553405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553405.003.0004
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

This chapter examines the evolving representation of the Nile, a dominant feature of all Islamic world maps. The map of the Nile in the Book of Curiosities bear close resemblance to the map of the ... More


Zawiyat Sidi al-Ghazi: Survival of a Traditional Religious Institution

John A. Shoup

in Held in Trust: Waqf in the Islamic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9789774163937
eISBN:
9781617970924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774163937.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The zawiya, or hospice, of Sidi al-Ghazi in the Tafilalt is one of the most important in the western part of the Sahara. It figures among the six most important of those located along the northern ... More


The Western Delta in the Islamic Era

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/9789774166143.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the changing waterway geography of the western Delta from the beginning of Egypt’s Islamic era through to the early modern period. It examines the contributions of medieval ... More


The Eastern Delta in the Islamic Era

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/9789774166143.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the changing waterway geography of the eastern Delta from the beginning of Egypt’s Islamic era through to the early modern period. It examines the contributions of medieval ... More


A Sketch of the Islamic Mapping Tradition

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/9780226127019.003.0003
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

Chapter Three, “A Sketch of the Islamic Mapping Tradition” provides an indepth overview of the Islamic mapping tradition tracing its history from the most famous and mimetic Islamic maps to the ... More


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