"This carefully edited and translated medieval work is a must-have item in any collection of research materials on the history of cartography." Cyrus Alai in IMCoS Journal (International Map Collectors' Society) 139 (2014), 59-60. "...an epic piece of scholarship that will enable western scholars to reassess their understanding of medieval Islamic cosmology and mapmaking and its relation to the Christian tradition." Jerry Brotton in History Today 64.3 (2014), p. 59.
About the Author
Emilie Savage-Smith, FBA, Ph.D. (1969), is Professor of the History of Islamic Science, University of Oxford. Recent publications include A New Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. Volume I: Medicine (Oxford University Press, 2012). Yossef Rapoport, Ph.D. (2002), is Senior Lecturer in History, Queen Mary University of London. He has published widely on medieval Islam, including Marriage, Money and Divorce in Medieval Islamic Society (Cambridge, 2005).