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Northern Eurasia in Medieval Cartography: Inventory, Text, Translation, and Commentary

Chekin, Leonid S.

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ISBN 10: 2503514723 / ISBN 13: 9782503514727
Published by Brepols, Turnhout, Belgium, 2006
Condition: vg Hardcover

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4to. 450pp. Illustrated glossy paper-covered boards. Volume 4 of the series "Terrarum Orbis," Histoire des reprèsentations de l'escape: textes, images (History of the Representation of Space in Text and Images). Interesting analysis of 198 Western European and Byzantine maps that date between the eighth and thirteenth centuries containing information about the north and north-east of the inhabited world. Maps are divided into 15 groups. Each group is discussed in separate chapters and all the relevant place names and other legends on the maps are transcribed and translated int English. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w reproductions of maps. Includes comprehensive glossaries, which comprise the names of persons, places, ethnicity's, and animals. As new in shrink-wrap. Bookseller Inventory # 21660

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Title: Northern Eurasia in Medieval Cartography: ...

Publisher: Brepols, Turnhout, Belgium

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: First edition.

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Scythia and the islands in the Ocean-Sea, the farthest northern and northeastern regions of the world known to ancient and medieval geographers, roughly correspond to modern-day Scandinavia, Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. Those areas figured prominently in cartography of the Middle Ages. The mythical island of Scandza, the land of the Amazons, the apocalyptic tribes of Gog and Magog, and other traditional symbols of chaos and barbarity, existed side by side and often merged with new knowledge about people, cities, and states. Included in the book are comprehensive glossaries, which comprise the names of persons, places, ethnicities, and animals, and provide commentaries on the cartographic legends. The book features about one hundred reproductions of individual maps and their details. Leonid S Chekin is a Leading Research Associate at the Institute for the History of Science and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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Leonid S. Chekin is Leading Research Associate at the Institute for the History of Science and Technology of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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