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Eastward Bound : Travel and Travellers, 1050-1550 - Rosamund Allen

Eastward Bound

Travel and Travellers, 1050-1550

By: Rosamund Allen (Editor)

Paperback Published: 9th December 2004
ISBN: 9780719066917
Number Of Pages: 288

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"Eastward Bound" looks at travel and travelers in the medieval period. An international range of distinguished contributors offer discussions on a wide range of themes, from the experiences of Crusaders on campaign, to the lives of pilgrims, missionaries and traders in the Middle East. It examines their modes of travel, equipment and methods of navigation, and considers their expectations and experiences en route. The contributions also look at the variety of motives--public and private--behind the decision to travel eastwards. Other essays discuss the attitudes of Middle-Eastern rulers to their visitors. In so doing they provide a valuable perspective and insight into the behavior of the Europeans and non-Europeans alike.

"This is a fine collection with a good, strong central theme. An enjoyable read, there have been few such accessible volumes covering such a range of topics."--Jonathan Wooding, University of Wales
"I thought this was an impressive volume, which offers an exciting exploration of a fascinating subject. All the contributions are of a very high standard indeed, and some are outstanding."--John France, University of Wales

List of figures
Note on Arabic transliterations
The contributors
The impact of the crusades on western geographical knowledge
Sharing the sites: 'Medieval Jewish Travellers to the Land of Israel
Travel in the medieval Islamic world: The importance of patronage, as illustrated by 'Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi (and other litteacute;rateurs)
Just a bunch of dirty stories? Women in the 'Memoirs' of Usamah Ibn Munqidh
The mendicants as missionaries and travellers in the Near East in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
The intelligent pilgrim: Maps and medieval pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Reviving the crusade: Sanudo's schemes and Vesconte's maps
The diversity of mankind in the Book of John Mandeville
Travels with Margery: Pilgrimage in context
Of smelly seas and ashen apples: Medieval German pilgrimage literature
Late medieval Spanish travellers in the East: Clavijo, Tafur, Encina and Tarifa
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ISBN: 9780719066917
ISBN-10: 0719066913
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 9th December 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.45