Thursday, August 21, 2008

My Article on "Ibn Khaldoun's world map" in the upcoming JNAS

My article "Towards reconstructing the Muqaddimah following Ibn Khaldun’s reading of the Idrisian text and maps," is published in this fall issue of the Journal of North African Studies (The Journal of North African Studies, 13:3, 293 — 306)... It includes a discussion of the propagation of the Idrisian world maps in Ibn Khaldoun's muqaddima, which is a subchapter in my dissertation... the article is based on a paper I gave in Tangier two years ago: "Physical Geography and Cartography in the Muqaddimah: Ibn Khaldun's Obedience and Disobedience of the contemporary authorships," presented in Les Mondes d'Ibn Khaldun, the annual conference of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS), Tangier (Morocco), June 8-10, 2006.

By the way the fall issue of JNAS is a special volume dedicated to the papers of AIMS Tangier conference on Ibn Khaldoun. I would like to thank Ronald Messier for giving me the opportunity to take part in the conference and JNAS publication.