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Encountering Islam : Joseph Pitts : an English slave in 17th-century Algiers and Mecca : a critical edition, with biographical introduction and notes, of Joseph Pitts of Exeter's A faithful account of the religion and manners of the Mahometans, 1731

Author: Paul Auchterlonie; Joseph Pitts
Publisher: London : Arabian Pub., 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Long before European empires came to dominate the Middle East, Britain was brought face to face with Islam through the activities of the Barbary corsairs. For three centuries after 1500, Muslim ships  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Auchterlonie, Paul.
Encountering Islam
(DLC) 2012462726
(OCoLC)768167884
Named Person: Joseph Pitts; Joseph Pitts
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Auchterlonie; Joseph Pitts
ISBN: 9780957106062 0957106068 9780957106086 0957106084
OCLC Number: 889813723
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 354 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Part I : Joseph Pitts : sailor, slave, traveller, pilgrim / by Paul Auchterlonie. Introduction --
1. Algiers: a corsoar state --
2. Joseph Pitts : the man and his background --
3. A faithful account of the religion and manners, 1731 --
Conclusion --
Part II : A faithful account of the religion and manners of the Mahometans, by Joseph Pitts of Exeter : the full 1731 text.
Responsibility: Paul Auchterlonie.

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