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

  • Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press 2006
Physical description
xii,311 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 0691127212 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 9780691127217 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Local notes
  • Committed to retain (2018) (Leeds University)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Frontiers: walls and windows-some reflections of travel narratives -- Traveling theorists and translating practices -- Theory and theoria -- "Seeing the entire world as a foreign land" -- Exposures and closures -- Islam, travel, and talab al-ʻilm -- The double-edged nature of travel -- Travel as translation -- Liars, travelers, theorists-Herodotus and Ibn Battuta -- Travel in search of practical wisdom: the modern theoriai of al-Tahtawi and Tocqueville -- Authorizing autopsy -- Travels across time and space -- Multiple mediations -- Conclusion -- Gender, genre, and travel: Montesquieu and Sayyida Salme -- Montesquieu's Persian letters -- Sayyida Salme's Memoirs -- Conclusion -- Cosmopolitanisms past and present, Islamic and Western.
  • Bibliography
  • text
  • English

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