Historical Atlas of Islam

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Preface to the Second Edition
(1,197 words)

In 1999 I was approached by Brill and asked to undertake a second edition of An Historical Atlas of Islam. I was delighted to undertake the project because, although I admired many features of the First Edition, I, like many reviewers felt that there were aspects which needed to be revised and updated. When approaching the Atlas, the maps seemed to fall into three categories.

There were those which seemed to me to be major scholarly contributions which should be reproduced almost unchanged. Among these were Paul Kunitzsch and Gerald Tibbetts’ astronomical map…

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Kennedy, Hugh, “Preface to the Second Edition”, in: Historical Atlas of Islam, Edited by: Hugh Kennedy. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_hai_preface2>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004122352, 20011210

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