Eastward Bound Travel and Travellers, 1050-1550

ISBN-10: 0719066913

ISBN-13: 9780719066917

Edition: 2004

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Description: 'Eastward Bound', edited by Rosamund Allen, is a fascinating collection of essays on travel and travellers from Europe to the Middle East in the medieval period.

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 12/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of figures
Note on Arabic transliterations
The contributors
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
The impact of the crusades on western geographical knowledge
Sharing the sites: 'Medieval Jewish Travellers to the Land of Israel
Travel in the medieval Islamic world: The importance of patronage, as illustrated by 'Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi (and other litteacute;rateurs)
Just a bunch of dirty stories? Women in the 'Memoirs' of Usamah Ibn Munqidh
The mendicants as missionaries and travellers in the Near East in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
The intelligent pilgrim: Maps and medieval pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Reviving the crusade: Sanudo's schemes and Vesconte's maps
The diversity of mankind in the Book of John Mandeville
Travels with Margery: Pilgrimage in context
Of smelly seas and ashen apples: Medieval German pilgrimage literature
Late medieval Spanish travellers in the East: Clavijo, Tafur, Encina and Tarifa
Bibliography
Index
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