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Mapping Frontiers Across Medieval Islam: Geography, Translation and the 'Abbasid Empire

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The story of the 9th-century caliphal mission from Baghdad to discover the legendary barrier against the apocalyptic nations of Gog and Magog mentioned in the Quran, has been either dismissed as superstition or treated as historical fact. By exploring the intellectual and literary history surrounding the production and early reception of this adventure, Travis Zadeh traces ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published August 15th 2011 by Tauris Academic Studies (first published October 30th 2010)
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