By Nabil Matar
This e-book offers translated choices from the writings of Muhammad Ibn Othman al-Miknasi (d. 1799). the one writings through an Arab-Muslim within the pre-modern interval that current a comparative viewpoint, his travelogues offer designated perception with in to Christendom and Islam.
Translating excerpts from his 3 travelogues, this e-book tells the tale of al-Miknasi’s travels from 1779-1788. As an envoy, al-Miknasi was once aware of court docket lifestyles, executive places of work and non secular structures, and he presents exact money owed of towns, humans, customs, ransom negotiations, ancient occasions and political associations. together with descriptions of Europeans, Arabs, Turks, Christians (both ecu and Eastern), Muslims, Jews, and (American) Indians within the final sector of the eighteenth century, An Arab Ambassador within the Mediterranean global explores how the main travelled Muslim author of the pre-modern interval observed the realm: from Spain to Arabia and from Morocco to Turkey, with second-hand information regarding the recent World.
Supplemented with large notes detailing the ancient and political relevance of the translations, this e-book is of curiosity to researchers and students of Mediterranean historical past, Ottoman experiences and Muslim-Christian relations.
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An Arab Ambassador in the Mediterranean World: The Travels of Muhammad ibn ‘Uthm?n al-Mikn?s?, 1779-1788 (Culture and Civilization in the Middle East) by Nabil Matar