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The Resource Mapping frontiers across medieval Islam : geography, translation, and the 'Abbāsid Empire, Travis Zadeh

Mapping frontiers across medieval Islam : geography, translation, and the 'Abbāsid Empire, Travis Zadeh

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Mapping frontiers across medieval Islam : geography, translation, and the 'Abbāsid Empire
Title
Mapping frontiers across medieval Islam
Title remainder
geography, translation, and the 'Abbāsid Empire
Statement of responsibility
Travis Zadeh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
NLE
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Zadeh, Travis E
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Library of Middle East history
Series volume
27
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abbasids
  • Islamic Empire
  • Islamic Empire
Label
Mapping frontiers across medieval Islam : geography, translation, and the 'Abbāsid Empire, Travis Zadeh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [262]-285) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Section one : geography, translation and the apocalypse. Routes and realms -- Models of translation -- Al-Wāthiq and the translators -- Section two : marvelous alterity. A geography of neighbours -- A wondrous barrier -- Section three : beyond the wall. To live to tell -- Beyond the walls of the Orient
Control code
745365739
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 315 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848854512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)745365739
Label
Mapping frontiers across medieval Islam : geography, translation, and the 'Abbāsid Empire, Travis Zadeh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [262]-285) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Section one : geography, translation and the apocalypse. Routes and realms -- Models of translation -- Al-Wāthiq and the translators -- Section two : marvelous alterity. A geography of neighbours -- A wondrous barrier -- Section three : beyond the wall. To live to tell -- Beyond the walls of the Orient
Control code
745365739
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 315 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781848854512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)745365739

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