Maps and Society: 'The apocalyptic Abyssinian'

Maps and Society: 'The apocalyptic Abyssinian'
05 Dec 2019, 17:00 to 05 Dec 2019, 19:00
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

ROOM CHANGE: Warburg Classroom 1

Dr Mordechay Lewy (Ambassador (retired) Bonn, Germany): ‘The apocalyptic Abyssinian: Transferring an Islamic motif to Europe and giving Horn of Africa an eschatological meaning after the fall of Acre’

Lectures in the history of cartography convened by Catherine Delano-Smith (Institute of Historical Research, University of London), Tony Campbell (formerly Map Library, British Library), Peter Barber (Visiting Fellow, History, King’s College, formerly Map Library, British Library) and Alessandro Scafi (Warburg Institute). 

Meetings are usually held at the Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, Woburn Square, London WC1H OAB, at 5.00 pm on selected Thursdays. Admission is free (please reserve below), and each meeting is followed by refreshments. All are most welcome. 

This programme has been made possible through the generous sponsorship of The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association, Educational Trust and The International Map Collectors' Society. Enquiries: Tony Campbell For the series archives and more information on the history of cartography see: 


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