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Reorienting the East : Jewish travelers to the medieval Muslim world

Author: Martin Jacobs
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2014.
Series: Jewish culture and contexts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The first comprehensive investigation of premodern Jewish travel writing about the Islamic world, Reorienting the East examines Hebrew and Judeo-Arabic travel accounts from the mid-twelfth to the early sixteenth centuries that subvert, or reorient a decidedly Christian vision of the region and reflect changing Jewish self-perceptions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
Early works
History
Early works to 1800
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Jacobs, Martin, 1963-
Reorienting the East.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2014
(DLC) 2014004169
(OCoLC)871820716
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Jacobs
ISBN: 1322513090 9781322513096 9780812290011 0812290011 0812246225 9780812246223
OCLC Number: 898755114
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (331 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
A Note on Translations and Transliterations --
List of Abbreviations --
Introduction --
Chapter 1. Medieval Jewish Travelers and Their Writings --
Chapter 2. Travel Motivations: Pilgrimage and Trade --
Chapter 3. Levantine Journeys: Choices and Challenges --
Chapter 4. Facing a Gentile Land of Israel --
Chapter 5. Medieval Mingling at Holy Tombs --
Chapter 6. Marvels of Muslim Metropolises --
Chapter 7. Ishmaelites and Edomites: Muslims and Christians --
Chapter 8. Near Eastern Jews: Brothers or Strangers? --
Chapter 9. Karaites, Samaritans, and Lost Tribes --
Chapter 10. Assassins, Blacks, and Veiled Women --
Conclusion --
Chronology of Travelers and Works --
Glossary --
Notes --
Selected Bibliography --
Index --
Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Jewish culture and contexts.
Responsibility: Martin Jacobs.
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