Title

Mapping Frontiers Across Medieval Islam: Geography, Translation and the 'Abbasid Empire

Document Type

Book

Role

author

Publisher

Tauris Academic Studies

Standard Number

978-1848854512

Publication Date

2011

Abstract

My first monograph, Mapping Frontiers across Medieval Islam: Geography, Translation, and the Abbasid 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

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