Votre titre Audible gratuit

9,95 € / mois après 30 jours. Résiliable à tout moment.

ou
Dans le panier

Vous êtes membre Amazon Prime ?

Bénéficiez automatiquement de 2 livres audio offerts.
Bonne écoute !

    Description

    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.

    ©2006 Natalie Zemon Davis, Maps Copyright © 2006 by Jeffrey L. Ward (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

    Commentaires

    "[A] fascinating tale of a man forced...to live between incompatible worlds. Highly recommended." (Library Journal)

    Autres livres audio du même :

    Ce que les auditeurs disent de Trickster Travels

    Notations

    Commentaires - Veuillez sélectionner les onglets ci-dessous pour changer la provenance des commentaires.

    Il n'y a pas encore de critique disponible pour ce titre.
    Trier par :
    Trier par:
    • Global
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Interprétation
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Histoire
      1 out of 5 stars
    Image de profile pour Miss Eerie
    • Miss Eerie
    • 06/09/2016

    Perhaps this was a biography?

    'Perhaps we know where this guy was probably and can maybe discuss what he might have thought.'

    That's my impression of the book. Full of conjecture and educated guessing about what this person did with his life and what he probably thought. It's an impressively large book for lacking such pertinent details such as the exact who, what, why and where for the majority of the text.
    If you're a specialist on North Africa politics and Islam in the 1500s, maybe you might find some of this useful, perhaps. We can't really be sure.