Among all the geographical areas that define the Middle Ages’ worldview, the Fortunate Isles might be the most mythologized place. Due to its Classic roots, many authors studying geographic knowledge in the Middle Ages consider that the Fortunate Isles have certain traits that feed themselves through the centuries. Being a reference point for the western boundaries of the known world, these isles have travelled from the theoretical space to graphic one due to a series of maps that include its representation. This book intends to create interrelations in the study of the presence of the Fortunate Isles in medieval maps while taking into account the undeniable exegetic relevance of concepts such as “world boundaries”, “ocean” or “isle” in the intellectual context of the medieval western world.
Kevin R. Wittmann
Las islas del fin del mundo. Representación de las Afortunadas en los mapas del Occidente medieval
|Coeditor:||Universidad de La Laguna|
|Format:||17 x 24 cm|