Journeys to the other shore : Muslim and Western travelers in search of knowledge /

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Euben, Roxanne Leslie, 1966-
Format: Book
Published: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2006.
Series:Princeton studies in Muslim politics
Online Access:Table of contents only
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Table of 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.