They Surveyed the World

They Surveyed the World

Exploring the Arab Empire and Beyond

DVD - 2001
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During the 10th century, people routinely journeyed from one end of the huge Arab empire to the other, and even into non-Islamic lands far into the north and east. This program captures what it was like to be a pilgrim in a caravan bound for Mecca, an official carrying out the Caliph's orders, a scholar seeking knowledge, a merchant in search of new markets, and an explorer charting the seas. Some of the era's most memorable personalities--mathematician al-Khuwarizmi, the chronicler Abul Hasan Ali al Mas'udi, the cartographer al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Hawqal--are profiled.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2001
Branch Call Number: 909.097671 T344 2001 DVD
DS36.85 .W44 2001 v.4
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (27 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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