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Islam and travel in the Middle Ages

Author: Houari Touati; Lydia G Cochrane
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the Middle Ages, Muslim travelers embarked on a rihla, or world tour, as surveyors, emissaries, and educators. On these journeys, voyagers not only interacted with foreign cultures--touring Greek civilization, exploring the Middle East and North Africa, and seeing parts of Europe--they also established both philosophical and geographic boundaries between the faithful and the heathen. These voyages thus gave the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Houari Touati; Lydia G Cochrane
ISBN: 9780226808772 0226808777
OCLC Number: 457769574
Language Note: In English; translated from French.
Description: ix, 305 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Invitation to the voyage --
The school of the desert --
The price of travel --
Autopsy of a gaze --
Attaining God --
Going to the borderlands --
Writing the voyage.
Other Titles: Islam et voyage au Moyen Âge.
Responsibility: Houari Touati ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane.

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In the Middle Ages, Muslim travelers embarked on a rihla, or world tour, as surveyors, emissaries, and educators. This title assesses both the religious and philosophical aspects of travel, as well  Read more...

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"A book rich and profound that shines light on a fundamental aspect of Islamic civilization." - L'histoire, on the French edition.

 
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