Historical Atlas of Islam

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S. Jorge da Mina Elmina (Sp.) North Africa and the Sudan circa 1008 / 1600 – 58 B4 S. Vincenti al-Andalus – 53b F2 Ṣā Mediaeval Islamic Egypt – 29 B2;  Al-Maghrib in the Age of the Almoravids and Almohads, 5th-7th / 11th-13th Centuries – 57a C2 Saʾala Two Arabic world maps: The World According to Al-Idrīsī 549/1154 - The World According to al-Sharfī 986/1579 – 1a J7 Sabac Anadolu and Rumeli in the later 13th / 19th Century – 50/51 B1 Sabaei Arabia according to Ptolemy (circa 150 A.D.) – 15a D4;  15b E4 Sabbatha/Shabwa Arabia according to Ptolemy (circa 150 A.D.) – 15a E4;  15b E4 Sabība Al-Maghrib in …


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Pre-Mongol Samarqand lay to the north of the present city and the walls of city and citadel can still be traced. Timurid and later Samarqand developed outside the southern gate of the old city with the centre in the bazaars between there and the registan square. The map is based on that in L. Golombek and H. Wilber, The Timurid architecture of Iran and Turan (Princeton, 1988). Hugh Kennedy


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this map is based on Von Wissmann’s map of 1964 reproduced in R.B. Serjeant and R. Lewcock, Ṣanʿāʾ: an Arabian-Islamic City (London, 1983), 118 and additional details from the book. The city developed first around the qaṣr and sūqs in the east and gradually expanded westwards across the sā’ila watercourse. In the seventeenth century the palace of the Imāms was established by the “garden suburb” of Bi’r al-ʿAzab and was not walled until the nineteenth century. Hugh Kennedy