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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

صناعة البحر المتوسط في المتخيلة الاسلامية، تصور المسلمين لمنطقة البحر المتوسط من خلال تاريخ الخرائط من القرن العاشر للقرن السادس عشر

Episode 64

صناعة البحر المتوسط في المتخيلة الاسلامية، تصور المسلمين لمنطقة البحر المتوسط من خلال تاريخ الخرائط من القرن العاشر للقرن السادس عشر

(In Arabic)

In this podcast, Dr. Tarek Kahlaoui presents his recent book, Creating the Mediterranean: Maps and the Islamic Imagination (Brill, 2017), in which he traces the depictions of the Mediterranean from from Islamic sources  dating between the 9th to the 16th century. During that span, he argues, the profession of map-makers shifted from bureaucratic authors to active mariners and professional cartographers, whereas the, from the dominance of the centers of the Islamic dominion in the eastern Islamic lands to the Maghrib. 

Dr. Kahlaoui (Ph.D University of Pennsylvania, 2008) is currently an assistant professor at the South Mediterranean University (Tunisia). He was formerly an assistant professor at Rutgers University and the general director of the Tunisian Institute of Strategic Studies. His research focuses on Mediterranean history and visual culture. 


Ms. Saliha Snouci, Researcher (CRASC), moderated the discussion.
  
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We thank our friend Ignacio Villalón, Master candidate at EHESS, for his guitar performance for the introduction and conclusion of this podcast.

Realization and editing:  Hayet Lansari, Librarian, Outreach Coordinator, Content Curator (CEMA).
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Suggested Readings


Grenier, Carlos. 2018. Review of Creating the Mediterranean on H-Net June 2018.

Holod, Renata and Tarek Kahlaoui. "Jerba of the Ninth Century: Under Aghlabid Control?" In The Aghlabids and Their Neighbors. G. Anderson, C. Fenwick, and M. Rosser-Owen, Eds. Boston: Brill.

Kahlaoui, Tarek. 2017. Creating the Mediterranean: Maps and the Islamic Imagination. Boston: Brill.

_____. 2017. "The Maghrib's Mariners and Sea Maps: The Muqaddimah as a Primary Source." Journal of Historical Sociology. 30(1): 43-56.

_____. 2009. "Tracing Urbanization in Early Modern Jerba." In The Mediterranean Medina. Rome: Gangemi Editore: 406-414.

_____. 2008. "Toward reconstructing the Muqaddimah following Ibn Khaldun's reading of the Idrisian text and maps." The Journal of North African Studies. 13(3): 293-307.

_____. 2008. "The Depiction of the Mediterranean in Islamic Cartography (11th-16th Centuries): The Suras (Images) of the Mediterranean from the Bureaucrats to Sea Captains." Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania.

Morton, Nicholas. 2019. Review of Creating the Mediterranean: Maps and the Islamic Imagination, Al-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean. 31(1): 111-112.

Casale. Giancarlo. 2018. Review of Creating the Mediterranean: Maps and the Islamic ImaginationBulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies. 81(3): 545-547.
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