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Caspian Sea

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

Named after the ancient Caspii who lived on its southwestern shores, the Caspian is the world’s largest inland body of water. Geographically it is a lake, but it is big ...

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The Book of Curiosities and the Islamic Geographical Tradition

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith.

in Lost Maps of the Caliphs

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cartography. 7408 words.

This chapter sets the geographical sections of the Book of Curiosities in the context of the rich geographical literature of the Islamic world, and argues that it offered radically novel...

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