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IISS Lecture. An[other] Ottoman Geographer at Work: Abu Bakr al-Dimashqî (d.1691) and His Translation of Atlas Maior

Kaan Üçsu, Istanbul University
Thursday, January 28, 2021
1:00-2:30 PM
Free to the public; please register at

In this lecture, Kaan Üçsu (Istanbul University) deals with Abu Bakr al-Dimashqî’s geography through his translation of Joan Blaeu’s (d. 1673) Atlas Maior. The book was presented to Mehmed IV as a gift by the Dutch ambassador to Istanbul in 1668. Following it, Abu Bakr al-Dimashqî (d. 1691), a university professor and geographer, embarked on its translation, which would take roughly 10 years and result in a ten-volume translation and a summary translation of two volumes.

This lecture will locate the translation into a larger geographical literature within the Ottoman Empire and beyond.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
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Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Discussion, Global Islamic Studies, Interdisciplinary, islamic studies, Lecture, Middle East Studies, Virtual
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Global Islamic Studies Center, International Institute

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