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Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds

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"[A] fascinating tale of a man forced . . . to live between incompatible worlds. Highly recommended." --Library Journal
 
Al-Hasan al-Wazzan--born in Granada to a Muslim family that in 1492 went to Morocco--became famous as the great Renaissance writer 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; when he was released and baptized, he lived a European life of scholarship as the Christian writer Giovanni Leone; by 1527, it is likely that he returned to North Africa and to the language, culture, and faith in which he had been raised. Natalie Zemon Davis offers a virtuoso study of the fragmentary, partial, and often contradictory traces that al-Hasan al-Wazzan left behind him, and a superb interpretation of his extraordinary life and work.

About the Author

Natalie Zemon Davis is Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emerita at Princeton University. Her books include Slaves on Screen: Film and Historical Vision and Woman on the Margins: Three Seventeenth-Century Lives. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809094356
Author:
Davis, Natalie Zemon
Publisher:
Hill & Wang
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Islam - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Subject:
Renaissance
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 16 Pages of Black-and-White Ill
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.28 x 5.57 x 1.29 in

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