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Routes and Realms: The Power of Place in the Early Islamic World

Zayde Antrim

Abstract

This book explores the ways in which Muslims expressed attachment to land from the ninth through the eleventh centuries, the earliest period of intensive written production in Arabic. The conceptual innovation at the heart of the book is its identification of a “discourse of place,” a framework for approaching formal texts devoted to the representation of territory across genres. The discourse of place included such varied works as topographical histories, literary anthologies, religious treatises, world and regional geographies, poetry, travel literature, and maps. By subjecting these works t ... More

Keywords: land, territory, texts, discourse of place, discourse of place, geographical imagination, Islamic world, Arabic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199913879
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199913879.001.0001

Authors

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Zayde Antrim, author
Trinity College

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