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Genealogy and Ethnogenesis in al-Mas’udi's Muruj al-dhahab

Sarah Bowen Savant

in Genealogy and Knowledge in Muslim Societies: Understanding the Past

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748644971
eISBN:
9781474400831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748644971.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines how the litterateur and historian al-Mas'udi manipulated the genealogical record at a time when Muslims generally believed that all of humanity had descended from Adam. In Muruj ... More


The Muslim Baḥr al-Muḥīṭ

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/9780226127019.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cartography

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 ... More


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