Academy,  2 (1870–71), 460–62.

Early Eastern Geography

Th Nöldeke



Publications reviewed:

Goeje 1870


Physical Geography, Mapping, Navigation, Ancient Authorities, History of Science

    Explains that a 'specially prominent place among Arabian sciences belongs to geography. Besides the Greeks, and a few Roman authors, the only students of this branch of knowledge till quite modern times have been Arabic writers'. Indeed, at 'a time when, late in the middle ages, the geographical works of European nations were still based ultimately on the statements of Pliny, the subject had already been handled in the East by a series of accurate and original writers'. (460)

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