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Zacour, N. P.; Hazard, H. W. (ed.) / Volume V: The impact of the Crusades on the Near East

Gazetteer and note on maps,   pp. 519-552 PDF (28.7 MB)

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 This gazetteer has been prepared to fill a variety of functions. Every relevant
place-name found in the text or on the maps is here alphabetized and identified,
variant spellings and equivalent names in other languages are supplied, and
the map location is indicated. Thus it not only serves as an index to the
maps and a supplement to them, but is itself a source for reference on matters
of historical geography and changing nomenclature. 
 In the gazetteer, alphabetization is by the first capital letter of the
form used in maps and text, disregarding such lower-case prefixes as al-
and such geographical words as Cape, Gulf, Lake, Mount, and the like. The
designation "classical" may mean Greek, Latin, biblical, or other ancient
usage, and the designation "medieval" generally means that the name in question
was in common use among speakers of various languages during the crusades,
or appears in contemporary sources. 
 On the maps may be found nearly every place name occurring in the text of
this volume or of volume VI, since the same maps appear in both volumes.
Exceptions include a few places whose exact locations are unknown, a few
outside the regions mapped, several in areas overcrowded with names, and
some of minimal importance or common knowledge. Maps 1-8 are revised versions
of those appearing in earlier volumes of this work; maps 9 and 12 are completely
revised from maps in volume III, and maps 10, 11, and 13 are new. 
 All maps for this volume have been designed and prepared in the University
of Wisconsin Cartographic Laboratory under the direction of Onno Brouwer,
assisted by Kenneth Parsons. Base information was compiled from U.S.A.E Jet
Navigation Charts at a scale of 1:2,000,000. Historical data have been supplied
by Dr. Harry W. Hazard (who also compiled the gazetteer) from such standard
works as Sprüner-Menke, Stieler, Andree, and Baedeker for Europe, Levi-Provençal
for Moslem Spain, RubiO i Liuch and Bon for Frankish Greece, and Honigmann,
Dussaud, Deschamps, Cahen, and LeStrange for the Near East. Additional information
was found in The Encyclopaedia of Islam (old and new editions) and Islam
Ansiklopedis4 in YaqUt and other Arabic 

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