Geography and Religious Knowledge in the Medieval World (Innbundet)

Serie: Das Mittelalter. Perspektiven mediavistischer Forschung. Beihefte 

Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2021
Antall sider: 318
Forlag: De Gruyter
Språk: Engelsk
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ISBN/EAN: 9783110685954
Kategori: Religion
Omtale Geography and Religious Knowledge in the Medieval World
In the medieval world, geographical knowledge was influenced by religious ideas and beliefs. Whereas this point is well analysed for the Latin-Christian world, the religious character of the Arabic-Islamic geographic tradition has not yet been scrutinised in detail.

This volume addresses this desideratum and combines case studies from both traditions of geographic thinking. The contributions comprise in-depth analyses of individual geographical works as for example those of al-Idrisi or Lambert of Saint-Omer, different forms of presenting geographical knowledge such as TO-diagrams or globes as well as performative aspects of studying and meditating geographical knowledge.

Focussing on texts as well as on maps, the contributions open up a comparative perspective on how religious knowledge influenced the way the world and its geography were perceived and described int the medieval world.

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