Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Matar, Nabil

Title An Arab Ambassador in the Mediterranean World : the Travels of Muhammad ibn 'Uthmān al-Miknāsī, 1779-1788
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2015


Description 1 online resource (211 pages)
Series Culture and Civilization in the Middle East
Culture and civilisation in the Middle East.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Notes on the text; Introduction; 1 First journey: Spain, 1779-1780; 2 Second journey: Malta, Kingdom of Naples and Sicily, 1781-1783; 3 Third journey: the Islamic World, 1785-1788; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book provides translated selections from the writings of Muhammad Ibn Othman al-Miknasi (d. 1799). The only writings by an Arab-Muslim in the pre-modern period that present a comparative perspective, his travelogues provide unique insight with in to Christendom and Islam. Translating excerpts from his three travelogues, this book tells the story of al-Miknasi's travels from 1779-1788. As an ambassador, al-Miknasi was privy to court life, government offices and religious buildings, and he provides detailed accounts of cities, people, customs, ransom negotiations, historical events and poli
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Miknāsī, Muḥammad ibn ʻUthmān, -1799 -- Travel
Miknāsī, Muḥammad ibn ʻUthmān, -1799. fast (OCoLC)fst01834850
Subject Travelers' writings, Arabic -- Mediterranean Region
Travelers' writings, Arabic -- Mediterranean Region -- History and criticism
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography.
TRAVEL -- Budget.
TRAVEL -- Hikes & Walks.
TRAVEL -- Museums, Tours, Points of Interest.
TRAVEL -- Parks & Campgrounds.
Travelers' writings, Arabic.
Mediterranean Region.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317649243