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World-Maps for Finding the Direction and Distance to Mecca: Innovation and Tradition in Islamic Science David King

World-Maps for Finding the Direction and Distance to Mecca: Innovation and Tradition in Islamic Science

David King

Published January 23rd 2014
ISBN : 9789004259874
Paperback
638 pages
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The author describes how Muslims over the centuries have determined the sacred direction (qibla) towards Mecca and presents two highly sophisticated Mecca-centred world-maps for finding the qibla. These recently-discovered world-maps have forced aMoreThe author describes how Muslims over the centuries have determined the sacred direction (qibla) towards Mecca and presents two highly sophisticated Mecca-centred world-maps for finding the qibla. These recently-discovered world-maps have forced a reevaluation of Muslim achievements in mathematics and cartography.