Other Routes 1500 Years of African and Asian Travel Writing

ISBN-10: 0253218217

ISBN-13: 9780253218216

Edition: 2005

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 1/30/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 434
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Justin D. Edwards is an associate professor in the Department of English at K�benhavns Universitet.

Tabish Khair teaches at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.Justin D. Edwards is an associate professor at Copenhagen University, Denmark.Martin Leer is an associate professor at Copenhagen University, Denmark.Hanna Ziadeh is a Lebanese writer and translator who lives in Denmark.

Born in Calcutta, and spent his childhood in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Northern India. He studied in Delhi, Oxford, and Egypt and taught at various Indian and American universities. Author of a travel book and three acclaimed novels. Ghosh has also written for GRANTA, THE NEW YORKER, THE NEW YORK TIMES, and THE OBSERVER. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

Copyright Acknowledgements
Foreword
African and Asian Travel Texts in the Light of Europe: an Introduction by Tabish Khair
Note on the Process of Editing
Pilgrimages
Three Chinese Scholars go "West" to India (fifth-seventh century)
The Travels of a Japanese Monk (c. 838)
The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon (c. 990)
The Haj and Other Journeys of ibn Jubayr (b. 1145)
The Pilgrimages of Lady Nijo (b. 1271)
Studies
Al-Buruni's Defence of Hindu India (1030 AD)
The Horizons of al-Idrisi in the Eleventh Century
Two Chinese Accounts of the Early Mongols (1221 and 1237)
A Chinese Account of the Lost City of Angkor (1297)
Navigating with ibn Majid (floreat 1460)
Piri Reis: The Voyages of a "Corsair" (c. 1526)
The Ambivalence of Leo Africanus (1526)
Autobiographies, Diaries & Memoirs
The Memoirs of a Syrian Prince-Polymath (b. 1273)
The Accidental Travels of a Korean Official (1488)
The Travel Memoirs of Babur (b. 1482)
The European Diaries of Uruch Beg (b. 1560)
The Travel Diaries of Xu Xiake (1623)
Equiano's Voyage to Slavery and Freedom (1789)
Dean Mahomed Writes from the Centre (c. 1793)
African Muslim Slave Narratives of the Nineteenth Century
The Diary of Queen Emma of Hawaii (b. 1836)
The Shah of Iran in European Corridors (1873)
An African-Arab Princess in Europe (1881)
Travel Accounts
A Merchant of Baghdad Reports on a Viking Funeral (AD 922)
Al-Abdari, the Disgruntled Traveller (c. 1290)
Ibn Battuta, World Traveller (b. 1304)
An Arab Cleric in South America (1668-83)
The Poetry of Basho's Road (1689)
Mirza I'tesamuddin's Wonders of Vilayet (1765)
An Indian Aristocrat in Africa and Europe (1803)
Al-Amraoui: Moroccan Ambassador to Europe (1860)
Blyden: A Pan-Africanist's Voyage to Palestine (1873)
Malabari: A Love-Hate Affair with the British (1890)
Notes
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Index
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