Figure 1: Front cover of The 13th Warrior (previously published as Eaters of the Dead) by Michael Chrichton (Ballantine Books, reissue edition 1988).
Ahmad Ibn Fadhlan in Northern Europe: A Survey of his Account of Russian Vikings in the 10th CenturyLEARN MORE
One of the earliest detailed descriptions of Northern Europe is reported in the account written by the Arab...
Figure 1: Map of the Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate around the end of the 11th century. Extracted from Historical Atlas by William Shepherd (1923-26). Source: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/shepherd/europe_mediterranean_1097.jpg.
The Seljuk Face of Anatolia: Aspects of the Social and Intellectual History of Seljuk ArchitectureLEARN MORE
This article deals with the Seljuk Anatolian architecture and art. The art of the Seljuk sultans showed much...
Figure 1. Areas of Yāqūt's geographical travels and descriptions.
Yaqut al-HamawiLEARN MORE
Yâqût al-Hamawî was a Syrian biographer and geographer known for his encyclopaedia writings of the Muslim...
Figure 1: An artistic impression of al-Bīrūnī (Image from www.muslimheritage.com).
Al-Biruni was one of the most learned of Muslim scholars and scientists. His interests were very wide as he...
Figure 1. Ibn Battuta as imagined by a present day artist. Muslim Heritage Consulting ©
Ibn BattutaLEARN MORE
The Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta is known as the greatest traveller of premodern times. He lived in the 8th...
Figure 1. Chios island (in Aegean Sea) map, Kitab-i Bahriye, Suleymaniye Library, Ayasofya, 2612.
Mapping and Picturing: Maps as Records of HistoryLEARN MORE
A study of historical maps and sea charts indicates that cartographers have often considered map making as an...