In the Lands of the Christians Arab Travel Writing in the 17th Century

ISBN-10: 0415932289
ISBN-13: 9780415932288
Edition: 2003
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Description: In the Lands of the Christianspresents original translations from Arabic of four Christian and Muslim writers who visited Western Europe and America in the seventeenth century. These essays contain careful descriptions of the regions, societies,  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

In the Lands of the Christianspresents original translations from Arabic of four Christian and Muslim writers who visited Western Europe and America in the seventeenth century. These essays contain careful descriptions of the regions, societies, customs, and religions these intrepid travelers encountered in their journeys. Here you will find the complete travel narrative of the first Arab to visit South and Central America in 1688, the first English translation of the ambassadorial report by Mohammad bin Abd al-Wahab al-Ghassani who traveled through Spain in 1690, translations of letters by the Morrocan ambassador to France describing his relationship with his hosts and his impressions of the land, and Morisco author Ahmad bin Qasim's account of his voyage from Holland to France in 1610.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Arab Travelers and Early Modern Europeans
The Texts: A Note on Translation and Selection
France and Holland: Selections from Kitab Nasir al-Din ala al-Quawm al-Kafirin (The Book of the Protector of Religion against the Unbelievers) Ahmad bin Qasim [al-Hajari], 1611-1613
Europe and South America: Kitab Siyahat al-Khoury Ilyas bin al-Qissees Hanna al-Mawsuli (The Book of the Travels of the Priest Ilyas, Son of the Cleric Hanna al-Mawsuli) Ilyas Hanna al-Mawsuli, 1668-1683
Spain: Rihlat al-Wazir fi Iftikak al-Asir (The Journey of the Minister to Ransom the Captive) Mohammad bin abd al-Wahab al-Ghassani, 1690-1691
France: Letters Abdallah bin Aisha, 1699-1700
Index of Names
Index of Places

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