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

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  • Muslim and Western travelers in search of knowledge
Published
  • Princeton : Princeton University Press ©2006
Physical description
xii, 313 pages ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 0691127212
  • 9780691127217
  • 9780691138404
  • 0691138400
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-301) and index.
Contents
  • Frontiers: walls and windows-some reflections on 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.
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  • English
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  • "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 across lands and cultures, but also an imaginative journey in which wonder about those who live differently makes it possible to see the world differently. ... This extraordinary book shows that curiosity about the unknown, the quest to understand foreign cultures, critical distance from one's own world, and the desire to remake the foreign into the familiar are not the monopoly of any single civilization or epoch. Euben demonstrates that the fluidity of identities, cultures, and borders associated with our postcolonial, globalized world has a long history--one shaped not only by Western power but also by an Islamic ethos of travel in search of knowledge."--Publisher's description.

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

Author
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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  • 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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