Historical Atlas of Islam

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Subject: Middle East and Islamic Studies

Edited by: Hugh Kennedy
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Maʾāb The Fertile Crescent Under the Umayyad and ʿAbbāsid Caliphs – 20/21 C4 al-Maʾāfir Yaman and the Ḥaḍramawt in Islamic Times – 18 B3 Maʿān Arabia in the Time of the Ḥijra (622 A.D.) – 16b C1;  The Fertile Crescent Under the Umayyad and ʿAbbāsid Caliphs – 20/21 C4;  The Fertile Crescent in the 11th/17th and 12th/18th Centuries – 24/25 C4 Maʿarrat al-Nuʿmān The Fertile Crescent Under the Umayyad and ʿAbbāsid Caliphs – 20/21 C2;  The Fertile Crescent in the Age of the Crusades circa 534/1140 – 22/23 C2;  The Fertile Crescent in the 11th/17th and 12th/18th Centuries – 24/25 C2 Maʿarrat Qinnasrī…

Al-Maghrib in the Age of the Almoravids and Almohads, 5th-7th / 11th-13th Centuries

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is based on Cornu map 12 with numerous additions from later sources. Hugh Kennedy

Makka and al-Madīna

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Author(s): Kennedy, Hugh
The outlines are modern and precise. The best of the older published plans are those of Eldon Rutter, The Holy Cities of Arabia, 1928: these are copied, without acknowledgement, in the Naval Intelligence Division’s Western Arabia and the Red Sea, Geographical Handbook Series 1945, 558, 562; they are recognisable but not accurate. Hugh Kennedy

Marv (Marw)

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This is based on the plans in G. Herrmann, Monuments of Merv (London, 1999) with additional information. It shows how the city moves from the pre-Islamic walled Shahristan to the quarters around the Mājān canal which were the centre from early ʿAbbasid times and were walled by the Saljuqs. After the Mongol destruction, a new, rectangular city was fouded by the Timurids at Abd Allah Khan Kala until this too was abandoned for the modern settlement at Bayram Ali. Hugh Kennedy

al-Mawṣil (Mosul)

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This map is based on the one drawn by E. Herzfeld for Archaeologische Reise im Euphrat-und Tigrisgebiet II (Berlin, 1920) 203-304 with additional material on the Christian monuments from J. M. Fiey, Moussoul Chrétienne (Beirut, 1959) Hugh Kennedy

Mediaeval Islamic Egypt

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Author(s): Kennedy, Hugh
This map is based on Cornu maps 10 and 11 and H. Halm’s extremely detailed and scholarly maps in TAVO B VII. 13 Egypt under the Fatimids and B VIII 13 Egypt under the Mamluks. For the early period I have also used the map in R. Guest’s edition of al- Kindī’s, Governors and Judges of Egypt (London, 1912). Hugh Kennedy