A digital twist to a medieval traveller’s view of the Aegean
Florentine monk and geographer Cristoforo Buondelmonti wrote the famous medieval manuscript ‘Liber insularum archipelagi’ (Book of Islands of the Greek Archipelago). It was the first-ever guide to the Greek islands. The work included 79 maps of islands and important continental locations on the Greek seas. It also included descriptive texts, encompassing nautical, demographic and political information on the Mediterranean and especially the Aegean. Despite its importance, an extensive analysis of the book is still lacking. The EU-funded MapAeg project will study this widely celebrated book, which gave rise to the new literary genre of Isolaria. It will create an interdisciplinary open-data digital commentary of the descriptions and the maps.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.
94305 2004 Stanford
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