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In the Lands of the Christians: Arabic Travel Writing in the 17th Century ❰Download❯ ➸ In the Lands of the Christians: Arabic Travel Writing in the 17th Century Author Nabil Matar – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In the Lands of the Christians presents original translations from Arabic of four Christian and Muslim writers who visited Western Europe and America in the seventeenth century These essays contain ca In Lands of the Christians: Epub / the Lands of Lands of PDF/EPUB ê the Christians presents 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 In the Kindle - complete travel narrative of the first Arab to visit South and Central America in the Lands of the Christians: PDF or the first English translation of the ambassadorial report by Mohammad bin Abd al Wahab al Ghassani who traveled through Spain in translations of letters by the Morrocan ambassador to France describing his relationship with his hosts the Lands of PDF ´ and his impressions of the land and Morisco author Ahmad bin asim's account of his voyage from Holland to France in .

  • Paperback
  • 229 pages
  • In the Lands of the Christians: Arabic Travel Writing in the 17th Century
  • Nabil Matar
  • English
  • 09 August 2015
  • 9780415932288

About the Author: Nabil Matar

Nabil Lands of the Christians: Epub / Matar studied English Lands of PDF/EPUB ê Literature at the American University of Beirut where he received his BA and MA In he completed his PhD at Cambridge University on the poetry of Thomas Traherne He taught at Jordan University and the American University of Beirut and received postdoctoral grants from the British In the Kindle - Council Clare Hall Cambridge University and from Fulbright Harvard Divinit.



1 thoughts on “In the Lands of the Christians: Arabic Travel Writing in the 17th Century

  1. Jonathan Brown Jonathan Brown says:

    Editor and translator Nabil Matar has done us a truly wonderful service in this volume He has collected and translated portions of four seventeenth century Arabic language travel writings one by a Christian Ilyas Hanna al Mawsuli a priest who traveled to Europe and South America but mostly by Muslims The last of the four the letters sent by Abdallah bin Aisha to correspondents in France at the century's close weren't terribly interesting But the other two were superbly fascinatingThe first item is by Ahmad bin asim al Hajari a Morisco who escaped Spain before Philip III expelled the Moriscos in 1609 went to Morocco became a translator for the local sultan and then was sent as an envoy to France and Holland in hopes of liberating some captives Along the way his account covers 1611 1613 he made many observations and recounted numerous debates in which he felt he got the better hand over France's Catholics Many of his arguments aren't exactly winners in retrospect that's my two cents but neither are most of the ones he records his opponents saying Freuently they offer about fasting practices abstention from wine iconography and so forth A great readThe third and longer work is by Ahmad ibn asim's eventual successor as Moroccan ambassador Mohammad bin Abd al Wahab al Ghassani who nearly eight decades later traveled to Spain within living memory of the expulsion of his people to try and ransom yet captives He too recorded the occasional debate but even so his observations and experiences from town to town including his understanding of Spanish history a bit jumbled a contemporary account of the workings of the Spanish Inuisition the festival after the canonization of St John of God and even detailed descriptions of medical care and postal delivery at the time At least whenever he isn't alternating descriptions of how friendly everyone is with phrases like may God curse them may God destroy them may God mutilate him etc All in all though an extremely worthwhile little volume

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