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Hazard, H. W. (ed.) / Volume IV: The art and architecture of the Crusader states

Gazetteer and note on maps,   pp. 355-386 PDF (16.1 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,
except a few whose exact locations are unknown, a few outside the regions
mapped, several in areas overcrowded with names, some of minimal importance
or common knowledge, and some which occur only in Professor Folda's text,
which was received after the preparation of the maps was far advanced. The
map of Jerusalem is new; the other nine maps are revised versions of those
appearing in volumes II and III of this work. 
 All maps for this volume have been designed and prepared in the University
of Wisconsin Cartographic Laboratory under the direction of Randall P. Sale,
assisted by Michael L. Czechanski and James Hilliard. Base information was
compiled from U.S.A.F. Jet Naviga tion 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 Spruner-Menke, Stieler, Andree,
and Baedeker for Europe, Levi-Provençal for Moslem Spain, Rubió
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 Ansikiopedisi, in
Yãqtit and other Arabic sources, in The Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer
of the World, on Michelin and Haliweg road maps, and of course in the text
of this volume. 

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