Al-Idrisi and the Norman King Roger

by Media Desk Published on: 17th July 2011

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In this major series, Professor Robert Bartlett examines the extraordinary expansion and unchecked ambition of the Normans, and shows how they transformed the history of Europe.

In this major series, Professor Robert Bartlett examines the extraordinary expansion and unchecked ambition of the Normans, and shows how they transformed the history of Europe.

Al-Idrisi

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Muhammad al-Idrisi (1099–1165/6) was a Moroccan Muslim geographer, cartographer, egyptologist and traveller who lived in Sicily, at the court of King Roger II of Sicily.

Book of Roger

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The Nuzhat al-mushtāq fi’khtirāq al-āfāq (lit. “the book of pleasant journeys into faraway lands” in Arabic), most often known as the Tabula Rogeriana (lit. “The Book of Roger” in Latin), is a description of the world and world map created by the Arab geographer, Muhammad al-Idrisi, in 1154.

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