Les voies de la citoyenneté

7-10 octobre 2018 SALT Galata

Excursions urbaines

La transformation urbaine de Gaziosmanpaşa : historique, acteurs et projets

8th IFEA Archaeology Meetings

Anatolian Landscapes Inhabiting Asia Minor in Antiquity

En bref

L'IFEA est un Institut de recherche français en Turquie. Dépendant du MEAE et du CNRS, il a pour vocation de faciliter, de fédérer et d'impulser des recherches en sciences humaines et sociales. C'est une structure de services et d'accueil des chercheurs. L'institut propose une programmation scientifique ouverte au public. 

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Jean-Charles Ducène (ULB/EPHE)
Seas and Arabic medieval cartography
lundi 4 mars 2013 à 18h00 à l'IFEA

Intervention en anglais

Islamic cartography emerged for the first time during the 9th century, revising and correcting some aspects of the Ptolemy’s Geography treaty. In this perspective, scholars tried to find a new distribution of the landmass and the seas on the globe. In sum, we have the disc of the emerged lands notched by two seas, the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. Throughout the middle ages, this influential representation ruled the image of the world, although al-Bîrûnî modified it in the 11th century highlighting a connection between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The maps of the “Balkhi school” were also focused on the lands although some maps show a particular sea. It is in the 14th century that maritime maps of the Mediterranean world appeared for the first time, but in the context of a shared knowledge between the mariners who sailed in these seas.

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