Journeys to the other shore : Muslim and Western travelers in search of knowledge / Roxanne L. Euben.

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Other titles
  • Muslim and Western travelers in search of knowledge
Published
  • Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press 2008
Physical description
1 online resource ([xiii], 313 pages).
ISBN
  • 9781400827497
  • 1400827493
  • 128208688X
  • 9781282086883
Notes
  • Originally published: 2006.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-301) and index.
  • Print version record.
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; Note on Transliteration and Spelling; CHAPTER 1 Frontiers: Walls and Windows-Some Reflections on Travel Narratives; CHAPTER 2 Traveling Theorists and Translating Practices; CHAPTER 3 Liars, Travelers, Theorists-Herodotus and Ibn Battuta; CHAPTER 4 Travel in Search of Practical Wisdom: The Modern Theôriai of al-Tahtawi and Tocqueville; CHAPTER 5 Gender, Genre, and Travel: Montesquieu and Sayyida Salme; CHAPTER 6 Cosmopolitanisms Past and Present, Islamic and Western; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
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Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • text
Language
  • English
  • The contemporary world is increasingly defined by dizzying flows of people and ideas. But while Western travel is associated with a pioneering spirit of discovery, the dominant image of Muslim mobility is the jihadi who travels not to learn but to destroy. Journeys to the Other Shore challenges these stereotypes by charting the common ways in which Muslim and Western travelers negotiate the dislocation of travel to unfamiliar and strange worlds. In Roxanne Euben's groundbreaking excursion across cultures, geography, history, genre, and genders, travel signifies not only a physical movement acr.

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