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

Gazetteer and note on maps,   pp. 483-510 PDF (1.5 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 a!-
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 V, 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. 
 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 David DiBiase. Base information was compiled from U.S.A.F. 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 SprUner-Menke, Stieler, Andree, and Baedeker for Europe, Levi-Proven├žal
for Moslem Spain, Rubi├│ i Lluch 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
Ansiklopedisi, in Y~qut and other Arabic sources, in The Columbia Lippincott
Gazetteer of the World, on Michelin and Hallweg road maps, and of course
in the text of this volume. 

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