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Title Mapping medieval geographies : geographical encounters in the Latin west and beyond / edited by Keith D. Lilley.

Publication Info. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 333 pages) : illustrations, maps
Summary "Mapping Medieval Geographies explores the ways in which geographical knowledge, ideas and traditions were formed in Europe during the Middle Ages. Leading scholars reveal the connections between Islamic, Christian, Biblical and Classical geographical traditions from Antiquity to the later Middle Ages and Renaissance. The book is divided into two parts: Part I focuses on the notion of geographical tradition and charts the evolution of celestial and earthly geography in terms of its intellectual, visual and textual representations; whilst Part II explores geographical imaginations; that is to say, those 'imagined geographies' that came into being as a result of everyday spatial and spiritual experience. Bringing together approaches from art, literary studies, intellectual history and historical geography, this pioneering volume will be essential reading for scholars concerned with visual and textual modes of geographical representation and transmission, as well as the spaces and places of knowledge creation and consumption"--Publisher's description.
Contents Chorography reconsidered : an alternative approach to the Ptolemaic definition / Jesse Simon -- Geography and memory in Isidore's Etymologies / Andy Merrills -- The uses of classical history and geography in medieval St. Gall / Natalia Lozovsky -- The cosmographical imagination of Roger Bacon / Amanda Power -- Reflections in the Ebstorf Map : cartography, theology and dilectio speculationis / Marcia Kupfer -- 'After poyetes and astronomyers' : English geographical thought and early English print / Meg Roland -- Displacing Ptolemy? : the textual geographies of Ramusio's Navigazioni e viaggi / Margaret Small -- Gaul undivided : cartography, geography, and identity in France at the time of the Hundred Years War / Camille Serchuk -- Passion and conflict : medieval Islamic views of the West / Karen C. Pinto -- Hereford maps, Hereford lives : biography and cartography in an English cathedral city / Daniel Birkholz -- Shifting geographies of antisemitism : mapping Jew and Christian in Thomas of Monmouth's Life and miracles of St. William of Norwich / Kathy Lavezzo -- Gardens of Eden and ladders to heaven : holy mountain geographies in Byzantium / Veronica Della Dora -- Journeying to the world's end? : imagining the Anglo-Irish frontier in Ramon de Perellós's Pilgrimage to St. Patrick's Purgatory / Sara V. Torres.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-326) and index.
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Subject Geography, Medieval.
Geography in literature.
Cartography -- Early works to 1800.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Early works.
Added Author Lilley, Keith D.
Other Form: Print version: Mapping medieval geographies 9781107036918 (DLC) 2013011081 (OCoLC)835117018
ISBN 9781107784505 (electronic bk.)
1107784506 (electronic bk.)
9781139568388 (electronic bk.)
1139568388 (electronic bk.)