Geography and Ethnography: Perceptions of the World in Pre-Modern Societies

This fascinating volume brings together leading specialists, who have analyzed the thoughts and records documenting the worldviews of a wide range of pre-modern societies. * Presents evidence from across the ages; from antiquity through to the Age of Discovery * Provides cross-cultural comparison of ancient societies around the globe, from the Chinese to the Incas and Aztecs, from the Greeks and Romans to the peoples of ancient India * Explores newly discovered medieval Islamic materials