The Medieval Islamic Worldview: Arabic Geography in Its Historical Context

Adam J. Silverstein*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeography and Ethnography
Subtitle of host publicationPerceptions of the World in Pre-Modern Societies
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781444315653
ISBN (Print)9781405191463
StatePublished - 17 Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Early Islamic geographies - displaying three traits as evidence of Iranian influence
  • Islamic geography - medieval geography
  • Medieval - period between antiquity and modernity
  • Medieval Islamic worldview - Arabic geography in its historical context
  • Postal system - denoting postal mounts, couriers, relay-stations, and distance between relay-stations
  • Surrat al-ar -navel of the earth

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