By Nabil Matar
This publication offers translated choices from the writings of Muhammad Ibn Othman al-Miknasi (d. 1799). the single writings by means of an Arab-Muslim within the pre-modern interval that current a comparative viewpoint, his travelogues supply specific perception with in to Christendom and Islam.
Translating excerpts from his 3 travelogues, this publication 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 spiritual structures, and he presents targeted money owed of towns, humans, customs, ransom negotiations, old occasions and political associations. together with descriptions of Europeans, Arabs, Turks, Christians (both eu and Eastern), Muslims, Jews, and (American) Indians within the final zone 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 hot World.
Supplemented with huge notes detailing the ancient and political relevance of the translations, this publication is of curiosity to researchers and students of Mediterranean heritage, Ottoman stories 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