Mapping Medieval Geographies

Mapping Medieval Geographies
Geographical Encounters in the Latin West and Beyond, 300–1600

by Keith D. Lilley

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2014-01-09
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1107783003
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mapping Medieval Geographies explores the ways in which geographical knowledge, ideas and traditions were formed in Europe during the Middle Ages. Leading scholars reveal the connections between Islamic, Christian, Biblical and Classical geographical traditions from Antiquity to the later Middle Ages and Renaissance. The book is divided into two parts: Part I focuses on the notion of geographical tradition and charts the evolution of celestial and earthly geography in terms of its intellectual, visual and textual representations; whilst Part II explores geographical imaginations; that is to say, those 'imagined geographies' that came into being as a result of everyday spatial and spiritual experience. Bringing together approaches from art, literary studies, intellectual history and historical geography, this pioneering volume will be essential reading for scholars concerned with visual and textual modes of geographical representation and transmission, as well as the spaces and places of knowledge creation and consumption.

Mapping Medieval Geographies: Geographical Encounters in the Latin West and Beyond, 300–1600

Mapping Medieval Geographies: Geographical Encounters in the Latin West and Beyond, 300–1600
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mapping Medieval Identities in Occitanian Crusade Song

Mapping Medieval Identities in Occitanian Crusade Song
A Book

by Rachel May Golden

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 0190948612
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"In his song, Lanqan li jorn, the early-twelfth-century troubadour Jaufre Rudel expresses a sense of wonder and uncertainty about the future, one that he maps onto his perception of geography as complex, interwoven, and often unknowable. The song proclaims Jaufre's intention to travel eastward to the Crusade front as a Christian pilgrim, and to unite there with his beloved Lady (generally understood as the Countess of Tripoli), the object of his amor de loing [love from afar]. Jaufre expresses both ambivalence and a sense of possibility as he prepares to depart outremar. In Jaufre's ideology, distance suggests the multivalent difficulties inherent in this effort--the challenges of geographical travels and unknown roads; the emotional separation between lovers and uncertain pathways; and the subjective distances between the ideals of French courtliness, Christian values, and his imagining of the land of Saracens. Because the pathways that lie before him--the ports and roads--are so many and so unfathomable, Jaufre cannot prophesy the outcome of this journey. As Jaufre contemplated the unknown East, he could not have predicted the impact of the Crusade efforts or the song-making traditions in which he participated. According to his vida, or biographical sketch (although these were often fictionalized), Jaufre would die in the East while on the Crusade venture; having often imagined the Countess of Tripoli, he would become ill on the journey, arriving in the Syrian county only just in time to be embraced his beloved and die in her arms. Jaufre was one of many creators of the Crusade period to contemplate a new world, one marked by Crusading, through song. In doing so, he employed geographical rhetoric in ways that engaged his belief systems about love, politics, religion, and space. In this book, I locate ideologies of early Crusade culture as expressed in the Occitanian song (in the south of modern-day France), particularly in Latin devotional song and troubadour lyric. Such songs engage their Crusading context through text and melody, through metaphors of travel, distance, and geography. I argue that these songs reflect Crusade perspectives, articulate regional beliefs and local identities, and demonstrate the rhetorical and expressive possibilities of music and poetry in combination. Today, in keeping with the concepts of mouvance and re-invention, as articulated by Paul Zumthor and Amelia Van Vleck among others, we understand troubadour song as a site of re-creation rather than fixity. Troubadour songs circulated abundantly in oral transmission, long before they were committed to writing; each performance of a given song was subject to change and reinvention, with performance acting not as repetition, but as an act of re-composition, improvisation, or variation, aided, but not dictated, by memory. Troubadour songs may exist in multiple variant copies across multiple manuscripts, or they may survive today without any written record of their melodies at all, perhaps once so well known that their notation was not needed. Zumthor thus explained, "the 'work' floats, offering not a fixed shape of firm boundaries but a constantly shifting nimbus . . . Although the production of an individual, it [a song] is characterized by the sense of potential incompleteness is caries within itself." As he looked forward uncertainly into his own travels and his future, Jaufre understood his songs as fluid, as templates for further composition, and as sites of communal, rather than individual, creation. Indeed, among the troubadours, Jaufre can be considered an "extremist" (in the words of Amelia Van Vleck) with regard to transmission and re-composition, as he was particularly explicit about inviting others to change and improve upon his song, placing the singer on par with the composer as a creative agent, and rejecting the idea of single or original author with respect to his work. For Jaufre, the audience too played a role in defining the song; the experience of reception essentially contributed to the process of re-creation. Thus Rupert Pickens wrote, regarding his edition of Jaufre's poems: "It soon became apparent . . . that not only can 'authentic' texts not be discovered, much less 'established' . . . but that, given the condition of the manuscripts and the esthetic principles involving textual integrity affirmed by Jaufre himself . . . the question of 'authenticity' . . . was largely irrelevant.""--

Lost Maps of the Caliphs

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

by Yossef Rapoport,Emilie Savage-Smith

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2018-12-11
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN : 022654088X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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About a millennium ago, in Cairo, an unknown author completed a large and richly illustrated book. In the course of thirty-five chapters, this book guided the reader on a journey from the outermost cosmos and planets to Earth and its lands, islands, features, and inhabitants. This treatise, known as The Book of Curiosities, was unknown to modern scholars until a remarkable manuscript copy surfaced in 2000. Lost Maps of the Caliphs provides the first general overview of The Book of Curiosities and the unique insight it offers into medieval Islamic thought. Opening with an account of the remarkable discovery of the manuscript and its purchase by the Bodleian Library, the authors use The Book of Curiosities to re-evaluate the development of astrology, geography, and cartography in the first four centuries of Islam. Their account assesses the transmission of Late Antique geography to the Islamic world, unearths the logic behind abstract maritime diagrams, and considers the palaces and walls that dominate medieval Islamic plans of towns and ports. Early astronomical maps and drawings demonstrate the medieval understanding of the structure of the cosmos and illustrate the pervasive assumption that almost any visible celestial event had an effect upon life on Earth. Lost Maps of the Caliphs also reconsiders the history of global communication networks at the turn of the previous millennium. It shows the Fatimid Empire, and its capital Cairo, as a global maritime power, with tentacles spanning from the eastern Mediterranean to the Indus Valley and the East African coast. As Lost Maps of the Caliphs makes clear, not only is The Book of Curiosities one of the greatest achievements of medieval mapmaking, it is also a remarkable contribution to the story of Islamic civilization that opens an unexpected window to the medieval Islamic view of the world.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress Subject Headings
A Book

by Library of Congress,Library of Congress. Subject Cataloging Division,Library of Congress. Office for Subject Cataloging Policy

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mapping Frontiers Across Medieval Islam

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

by Travis Zadeh

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017-02-28
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1786731312
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The story of the 9th-century caliphal mission from Baghdad to discover the legendary barrier against the apocalyptic nations of Gog and Magog mentioned in the Quran, has been either dismissed as superstition or treated as historical fact. By exploring the intellectual and literary history surrounding the production and early reception of this adventure, Travis Zadeh traces the conceptualization of frontiers within early 'Abbasid society and re-evaluates the modern treatment of marvels and monsters inhabiting medieval Islamic descriptions of the world. Examining the roles of translation, descriptive geography, and salvation history in the projection of early 'Abbasid imperial power, this book is essential for all those interested in Islamic studies, the 'Abbasid dynasty and its politics, geography, religion, Arabic and Persian literature and European Orientalism.

Maps and Monsters in Medieval England

Maps and Monsters in Medieval England
A Book

by Asa Simon Mittman

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0415976138
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The World in the Middle Ages an Historical Geography by Adolphus Louis Köeppen

The World in the Middle Ages an Historical Geography by Adolphus Louis Köeppen
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1856
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography

Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography
A Book

by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1876
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Catalogue of the Educational Division of the South Kensington Museum0

Catalogue of the Educational Division of the South Kensington Museum0
Catalogue id. op. With a Suppl. brought down to Norbr 1875

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1876
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bibliographic Guide to Maps and Atlases

Bibliographic Guide to Maps and Atlases
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The King's Two Maps

The King's Two Maps
Cartography and Culture in Thirteenth-century England

by Daniel Jay Birkholz

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 866
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Catalogue Of The Books On The History, Geography, And Of The Philology Of America, Australasia, Asia, Africa.

Catalogue Of The Books On The History, Geography, And Of The Philology Of America, Australasia, Asia, Africa.
A Book

by Bernard Quaritch.

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1886
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bulletin - SLA Geography and Map Division

Bulletin - SLA Geography and Map Division
A Book

by Special Libraries Association. Geography and Map Division

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society

Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society
A Book

by Royal Geographical Society

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1876
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London

Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of London
A Book

by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1876
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Angels on the Edge of the World

Angels on the Edge of the World
Geography, Literature, and English Community, 1000-1534

by Kathy Lavezzo

  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 9780801473098
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a view that sweeps from the tenth century to the mid 16th century, this text shows how the English people's concern with their island's relative isolation on the global map contributed to the emergence of a distinctive English national consciousness in which marginality came to be seen as a virtue.

Journal of the North-China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

Journal of the North-China Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1876
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Subject Guide to IAC Databases

Subject Guide to IAC Databases
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 575
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Notices of the Mediæval Geography and History of Central and Western Asia

Notices of the Mediæval Geography and History of Central and Western Asia
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by E. Bretschneider

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1876
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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