Trickster Travels

Trickster Travels

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An engrossing study of Leo Africanus and his famous book, which introduced Africa to European readers

Al-Hasan al-Wazzan--born in Granada to a Muslim family that in 1492 went to Morocco, where he traveled extensively on behalf of the sultan of Fez--is known to historians as Leo Africanus, author of the first geography of Africa to be published in Europe (in 1550). He had been captured by Christian pirates in the Mediterranean and imprisoned by the pope, then released,… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 06, 2007)

Collection: Hill and Wang

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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