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by Nabil Matar

Author: Nabil Matar
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge (November 17, 2002)
Pages: 256 pages
Category: Other
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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

The meat of the book is the translation of letters of travel by four Ottoman subjects (two Moroccan officials . An important and much-needed addition to the literature of the 17th century. Of interest to anyone interested in travel literature.

The meat of the book is the translation of letters of travel by four Ottoman subjects (two Moroccan officials, one Morisco who slipped out of Spain, and an Iraqi Christian cleric) in Europe - especially Spain and France - and the New World, and this is certainly interesting reading. The relations of East and West are more equal here than in Al-Jabarti's Chronicle of Napoleon in Egypt ; this is how Islam (or rather, two Muslims, one New Christian who wasn't, and one Eastern Christian who was) saw the West, when Islam and the West were equals.

Nabil Matar has translated his writings and those of three other Arabs who travelled to Christian lands in the 17th century into English for the first time. For those largely ignorant of Islam, or of the worlds as it was 300 years ago, it makes for absorbing, enlightening and, surprisingly, often amusing reading. A valuable and stimulating piece of scholarship.

Here you will find the complete travel narrative of the first Arab to visit .

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Western Europe and America in the seventeenth century.

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 careful descriptions of the regions, societies, customs, and religions these intrepid travelers encountered in their journeys.

6 Nabil Matar, In the Lands of the Christians: Arabic Travel Writing in the Seventeenth Century (London: Routledge, 2003), xiii. 144. Eric r. dursteler

6 Nabil Matar, In the Lands of the Christians: Arabic Travel Writing in the Seventeenth Century (London: Routledge, 2003), xiii. dursteler. evidence of a fundamental lack of interest in Europe and the wider world among Muslims.

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In the Lands of the Christians : Arabic Travel Writing in the 17th Century. 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. Full description Francis Mortoft : his Book, Being his Travels through France and Italy 1658-1659. Hadha kitab Marah al-arwah by: Ibn Mas'ud, Ahmad ibn Ali, active 13th century Published: (1898).

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 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.