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Lost Maps of the Caliphs

Yossef Rapoport and Emilie Savage-Smith

Thursday, 4 April 2019

12:00pm

1 hour

Weston Lecture Theatre

£7 - £12.50

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Experts in Islamic history and science Yossef Rapoport and Professor Emilie Savage-Smith explain the recently discovered the Book of Curiosities and the insight it offers into medieval Islamic thought.

The Book of Curiosities was unknown to modern scholars. A manuscript was discovered in 2000, and it has since been bought by the Bodleian Libraries. The unknown author guides the reader on a journey from the outermost cosmos and planets to Earth and its lands and inhabitants. Rapoport and Savage-Smith use the manuscript to re-evaluate the first four centuries of Islamic thought on astrology, geography and cartography and to look at global communication at the start of the previous millennium.
Rappoport is a reader in Islamic history at Queen Mary University of London. Savage-Smith recently retired as professor of the history of Islamic science at the Oriental Institute, University of Oxford.

Presented by Bodleian Libraries.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden