Preface To The First Edition
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The idea of An Historical Atlas of Islam was first suggested in 1958 by the late Donald Edgar Pitcher. He had completed a thesis at the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London on the Historical Geography of the Ottoman Empire — a work which was published posthumously in 1968 — and this larger enterprise followed naturally. In 1959 it was agreed that the new Atlas should be prepared under the aegis of the Encyclopaedia of Islam. Most regrettably Pitcher, a teacher by profession and a talented musical composer as well as a meticulous cartographer, di…

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William C. Bryce, “Preface To The First Edition”, in: Historical Atlas of Islam, Edited by: Hugh Kennedy. Consulted online on 16 December 2017 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004122352, 20011210

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