In the Lands of the Christians Arab Travel Writing in the 17th Century
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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, 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.
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Copyright year: 2003
Publication date: 11/15/2002
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|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|