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Geographical coordinates of localities from Islamic sources

E. S. Kennedy

Geographical coordinates of localities from Islamic sources

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Published by Institut für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt an Main .
Written in English

  • Islamic Empire
    • Subjects:
    • Names, Geographical -- Arabic -- Indexes.,
    • Geographical positions -- Islamic Empire -- Dictionaries.,
    • Islamic Empire -- Historical geography -- Indexes.,
    • Islamic Empire -- Gazetteers.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesIḥdāthīyāt al-jughrāfīyah lil-amākin min maṣādir Islāmīyah.
      StatementE.S. & M.H. Kennedy.
      GenreIndexes., Dictionaries., Gazetteers.
      SeriesVeröffentlichungen des Institutes für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften., Bd. 2
      ContributionsKennedy, M. H.
      LC ClassificationsDS36.57 .K46 1987
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxlvii, 723 p. ;
      Number of Pages723
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2465206M
      LC Control Number87173513

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Geographical coordinates of localities from Islamic sources. Frankfurt an Main: Institut für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, (OCoLC) Jun 24,  · The internal logic of this study has tended to split modern geography into two parts: physical and human.

Such a division was inapplicable in the geography of the Middle Ages, the golden age of scientific inquiry in Islamic civilization (Tozer, ).

Nevertheless, if we confine the meaning of science and technology to the natural and exact. Medieval Islamic geography and cartography refer to the study of geography and cartography in the Muslim world during the Islamic Golden Age (variously dated between the 8th century and 16th century).

Muslim scholars made advances to the mapmaking traditions of earlier cultures, particularly the Hellenistic geographers Ptolemy and Marinus of Tyre: combined with what explorers and. Back to Table of Contents (5)To next page As illustration a worldmap with the Kaba as centre Abul-Hasan Ali al-Marrakushi (): Jami al-mabadi wal-ghayat fi-ilm al-miqat (all Geographical coordinates of localities from Islamic sources book and ends in the science of timekeeping) Taken from: E.S.

& M.H. Kennedy: Geographical coordinates of localities from Geographical coordinates of localities from Islamic sources book sources J.J.

Sedillot. Back to Table of Contents 3 To next page Ishaq b. al-Hasan b. Abi'l-Husayn al-Zayyat; Dhikr al-aqalim wakhtilafuha (d) from Spain Taken from: E.S.

& M.H. Kennedy: Geographical coordinates of localities from Islamic sources. Edward Stewart Kennedy (3 January in San Ángel, México D.F. – 4 May in Doylestown, States) was a historian of science specializing in medieval Islamic astronomical tables written in Persian and Arabic.

Edward S. Kennedy was born in Mexico inbut the outbreak of civil strife a few years later obliged his American parents to move the family to his mother Alma mater: Lafayette College, Lehigh University. The interest given to Islamic geography and nautical sciences by a large number of authors mirrors its importance.

Whether human geography, [1] or nautical sciences, [2] or other branches of the subject, [3] there is ample Geographical coordinates of localities from Islamic sources book and a great choice of reference material.

General syntheses by one single author have also been abundant; a good one is by De Vaux, [4] and another is by. Kennedy, E.S., Kennedy, M.-H.

Geographical coordinates of localities from Islamic sources. Frankfurt: Institut für Geschichte der arabisch-islamischen Wissenschaften. Sorting of thousands of geographical coordinates of cities from more than 70 medieval Arabic sources.

Includes discussion of zero meridian and precision. Aug 01,  · 5. In the early s I conducted an armchair survey of over a thousand published plans of mosques and other religious Geographical coordinates of localities from Islamic sources book. Other than being a useful educational experience, this proved to be mainly a waste of time as far as my immediate purpose was concerned, the information gathered being so unreliable that nothing useful could be done with by: Book · January Geographical Coordinates of Localities front Islamic Sources.

Aldershot,) et «Islamic Geographical Coordinates: al-Andalus Contribution to the Correct. He served the Chinese emperor, the Mongol emperor, and the Islamic sultan in a variety of diplomatic positions. During his life, he traveled approximately 75, miles, which at the time was farther than anyone else in the world had traveled.

He dictated a book that was an encyclopedia of Islamic practices around the world. Geographical coordinates of localities from Islamic sources book The History of Cartography, Volume 2, Book 1: Cartography in the Traditional Islamic and South Asian Societies [J. Harley and David Woodward]. The first book of volume 2 of the monumental History of Cartography focuses on mapping in non-Western cu.

initions pertaining to geographical coordinates, a full listing of the codes used for the medieval sources, and a description on the sources themselves.

Then follows the main body of the book, which is itself devoted to an al phabetical listing of all the localities mentioned in the medieval sources, by increasing longitude and increasing latitude. Kennedy & M. Kennedy, Islamic Geographical Coordinates = Geographical Coordinates of Localities from Islamic Sources, Frankfurt IGAIW, Book Full-text available.

Bibliography of Mathematics in Medieval Islamic Civilization. Version 13 January This bibliography is a revised, enlarged and updated version of the bibliography on Islamic mathematics by Richard Lorch on pp.

of Joseph W. Dauben's The History of Mathematics from Antiquity to the Present: A Selective Bibliography, New York and London: Garland, The Map entitled Geography used by Ibn Sa‘īd (13th C.) and al-‘Umarī (d. ) as a Source Jean-Charles Ducène London, Cartography between Europe and the Islamic WorldSeptember, Queen Mary University.

Abu Abdallah al-Idrisi authored Book of Roge r for Roger II, this book makes most elaborate description of the world in medieval periods. “Al-Idrisi’s works contributed greatly to the geographical education of the Western Europeans, who were soon to embark on an age of exploration.

Coordinates & Quiz. Now, when you put latitude and longitude together, you get what we call a points coordinates, a set of numbers that specify a location on the globe.

It's important to note that. Islamic Cartography. In the yearthe royal palace at Palermo, Sicily, was the scene of a long-awaited meeting between an unusual Christian king and a distinguished Muslim scholar.

As his visitor entered the hall, the king rose, took his hand and led him across the carpeted marble to a place of honor beside the throne.

Karayan lists over 4, Armenian inhabited towns and villages, replete with their old and new names, geographical coordinates, Armenian population as well as sources.

According to Karayan, Ottoman Armenians numbered close to million on the eve of WWI and the number who were lost in the Armenian Genocide was over 2 million Ali Houissa. Some of these problems had a specific Islamic character; other problems had to do with society's practical needs, including such problems as finding the direction of one locality with respect to another, a problem that required determining the longitudes and latitudes of these localities as well as other aspects of mathematical geography.

reading the book is a nice experience for those who know David King, because one almost hears him talking. Thanks to financial support of the al-Furq¯an Foundation of London, the book is a real bargain. Hurry to get your copy. References Kennedy, E.S., Kennedy, M.-H., Geographical Coordinates of Localities from Islamic Sources.

In their book Geographical Coordinates of Localities from Islamic Sources (Frankfurt am Main, ), E.S. and M.-H. Kennedy collected more than pairs of geographical lon-gitudes and latitudes that are found in over 80 Arabic and Persian sources.

Two remarkable Iranian world-maps were discovered in and Both are made of brass and date from 17th-century Iran. Mecca is at the centre and a highly sophisticated longitude and latitude grid enables the user to determine the direction and distance to Mecca for anywhere in the world between Andalusia and China.

Prior to the discovery of these maps it was thought that such 5/5(2). Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī (Persian: Muḥammad Khwārizmī محمد بن موسی خوارزمی ‎; c. – c. ), Arabized as al-Khwarizmi with al-and formerly Latinized as Algorithmi, was a Persian polymath who produced works in mathematics, astronomy, and CE he was appointed as the astronomer and head of the library of the House of Wisdom in c.Khwarezm.

The Codiology of Islamic Manuscripts. Proceedings of the Second Conference of al–Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation 4–5 December London, Wright, John Kirtland. The Geographical Lore of the Time of the Crusades: A Study in the History of Medieval Science and Tradition in Western Europe.

New York, ; repr. Abu Rayhan al-Biruni. Abu Rayhan al-Biruni (ca. ), a Moslem astronomer, mathematician, geographer, and historian, was the most acute interpreter of India to Islam in the Middle Ages.

Al-Biruni was born near Kath in Khwarizm (now a part of Uzbekistan) on Sept. 4, using geographical coordinates and trigonometric or geometric methods. But the book focusses on the mathematical tables that were devised giving the qibla as an angle in degrees and minutes to the local meridian for the whole Muslim world; the geographical tables giving for the principal localities in.

A survey of the historical sources with an appendix on some recent fallacies about mosque orientations. It is a convention of historians to begin the history of a region with its geography.

They do so partly because the drama of history is played out in the “theater” of its geographical backdrop; and partly because of the factor known in geopolitics as the “determinism of geography.” It has been said that not only institutions but geography, climate, and many other conditions unite to.

Some knowledge of Islamic ideology is needed for a fuller understanding of the contribution of Muslim geographers to the evolution of geography as a discipline (Pourahmad, ), hence a brief summary later on page Stimuli to the development of geography in the Islamic world Following the emergence of Islam and for about a.

–, Geographical coordinates of localities from Islamic sources (with Mary Helen Kennedy, ). On the subject of the qibla, I have published the following books and articles: “al-Khalîlî’s (universal) qibla table (for the whole world)” (); “Some medieval values of the qibla at Cordova” ().

The first book of volume 2 of the monumental History of Cartography focuses on mapping in non-Western cultures, an area of study traditionally overlooked by Western scholars.

Extensive original research makes this the foremost source for defining, describing, and analyzing this vast and Price: $ This is baffling when one reads about Islamic geographical achievements as amply shown already in this chapter, that any shortcoming, however small, should be amplified so much as to demean the great accomplishments, a criticism which is also groundless, and fallacious, for part one of this work has amply shown that Muslims traded with Europe.

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By David A King. Download. Cartography in the traditional Islamic and South Asian societies. Philosophical and Scientific Diagrams --Celestial Diagrams --Geographical Diagrams David A. King and Richard P. Lorch --Introduction --Qibla Charts Centered on the Ka'ba --Qibla Maps Based on Coordinates --Methods of Qibla Determination with Spheres and Astrolabes.

At that time, in the court of the caliph al-Maʾmūm, al-Khwārazmī compiled his Book of the Depiction of the Earth which mimicked the Geography in providing the coordinates for cities and regional maps of the Nile, the Island of the Jewel, the Sea of Darkness, and the Sea of Azov.

In his Book of Coordinates, Biruni described the existence of shells and fossils in regions that once housed seas and later evolved into dry land. Based on this discovery, he realized that the Earth is constantly evolving.

He thus viewed the Earth as a living entity, which was in agreement with his Islamic belief that nothing is eternal and. Among the great civilizations of the world, Islam remains an enigma to Western readers. Now, in a beautifully illustrated historical atlas, noted scholar of religion Malise Ruthven recounts the fascinating and important history of the Islamic world/5.

Medieval Islamic Maps: An Exploration [Karen C. Pinto] Drawing impressively on Arabic, Ottoman, and Persian sources, she guides the reader through key issues relating to their interpretation, and situates them in their cultural, historical, and geographical contexts. It Cited by: 1.

ISLAMIC GEOGRAPHY. Institute for the History Arabic-Islamic Pdf. at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University. ISLAMIC GEOGRAPHY. Special Issues: Vol. III: Book of Maps. Being an English Version of Volume XII of Geschichte des Arabischen Schrifttums.

pp. .Feb 01,  · Kennedy, E. S. and Kennedy, M. H., Geographical coordinates of localities from Islamic sources (Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften A 2, Frankfurt, ), Google ScholarCited by: 9.Dec 21,  · Discovery of the America is thought to have been aided by Muslims’ contribution ebook Geography E.

Ebook, in his book Averroes and Averrosism, mentions a letter written by Columbus in October in which he admits that one of the sources which led him to assume the existence of the 'New World' was the work of Ibn Rushd (Averroes) of the 12th.