Mapping Frontiers Across Medieval Islam: Geography, Translation and the 'Abbasid Empire
Tauris Academic Studies
My first monograph, Mapping Frontiers across Medieval Islam: Geography, Translation, and the Abbasid Empire (I.B. Tauris, 2011), explores the intersection of scriptural hermeneutics and descriptive geography and empire. I examine the ways in which the Abbasid intellectual elite, primarily in the ninth century, constructed and projected knowledge about the world and their place in it through a growing body of administrative geographical writing which drew upon an eschatological discourse associated with frontiers and the limits of imperial power. --author-supplied description
Zadeh, Travis E. Mapping frontiers across medieval Islam: Geography, translation, and the 'Abbāsid Empire. London: I.B. Tauris, 2011.