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. Who were these travelers, what did they seek? 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"--Container.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, c2001.
Branch Call Number: DVD 909.1 WHEN v.4 21-DAY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (27 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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