Part I The Circle as a Conceptual Device The Cosmological Wheel Part II The Hereford Map as a Conceptual Device The Frame as time, The Medieval Audience Part III The Hereford Map and its Worlds The World of Animals, The World of Strange and Monstrous Races, The World of Alexander, The World of the Bible and the Crusades Part IV The Hereford Map in Cartographic Context A Comparison of Frameworks
NAOMI REED KLINE is Professor of Art History at Plymouth State College.
Enjoyable and radable... As well as historians of cartography, the work is intended for medievalists and art historians, who should find much to stimulate and interest them. LIBRARY Sets out to determine how the great map was perceived by contemporaries. This required a very wide range of scholarly knowledge in related fields, and Kline's erudition in that respect is impressive. This book portrays that (medieval) mindset, like a rich tapestry, with depth and colour. HISTORY