Mediterranean in the Works of the Early Medieval Arabic Geographers and Historians

Cvijanović, Irena R. (2020) Mediterranean in the Works of the Early Medieval Arabic Geographers and Historians. In: Maria nostra: Sea in the history of European civilization from antiquity to the new age. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, pp. 171-198. ISBN 978-5-91326-620-0

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In the period from the 7th to the 12th centuries, intellectual centers moved from the Christian part of Europe to Damascus, Baghdad and Cordoba. Arabic writers saved many data about history and geography of the Mediterranean. The pilgrimage to Mecca and conquest of new territories stimulated Arabs to travel, develop geography and cartography. After these journeys many travelogues appeared that included interesting data about Islamic lands and their neighbours on the other coast of the Mediterranean. The chapter is based on the Arabic sources dealing with the history and geography of the Mediterranean from 9th-12th centuries. In their works Arabic travel writers described natural-geographical specifics of the Mediterranean, seas and rivers, but also some regions and nations settled in the territories. The writers also differentiated parts of the Mediterranean Sea and gave them special names

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mediterranean, medieval geography, Arabic sources, Early Middle Ages
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
Depositing User: Slavica Merenik
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2022 10:14
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2024 13:43

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