By Nabil Matar
This publication offers translated choices from the writings of Muhammad Ibn Othman al-Miknasi (d. 1799). the one writings by way of an Arab-Muslim within the pre-modern interval that current a comparative viewpoint, his travelogues supply precise 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 about courtroom lifestyles, executive workplaces and spiritual constructions, and he presents distinctive debts of towns, humans, customs, ransom negotiations, historic occasions and political associations. together with descriptions of Europeans, Arabs, Turks, Christians (both eu 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 area: from Spain to Arabia and from Morocco to Turkey, with second-hand information regarding the recent World.
Supplemented with broad notes detailing the ancient and political relevance of the translations, this booklet is of curiosity to researchers and students of Mediterranean background, 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