Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science. Texts and Studies, World-Maps for Finding the Direction and Distance to Mecca: Innovation and Tradition in I

Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science. Texts and Studies, World-Maps for Finding the Direction and Distance to Mecca: Innovation and Tradition in I

by David A. King, D. a. King
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004113673

ISBN-13: 9789004113671

Pub. Date: 06/25/1999

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

The author describes how Muslims over the centuries have determined the sacred direction (qibla) towards Mecca and presents two highly sophisticated Mecca-centred world-maps for finding the qibla. These recently-discovered world-maps have forced a reevaluation of Muslim achievements in mathematics and cartography.

Overview

The author describes how Muslims over the centuries have determined the sacred direction (qibla) towards Mecca and presents two highly sophisticated Mecca-centred world-maps for finding the qibla. These recently-discovered world-maps have forced a reevaluation of Muslim achievements in mathematics and cartography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004113671
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/25/1999
Series:
Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science. Texts and Studies, #36
Pages:
638
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.55(d)

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