By Roxanne L. Euben
The modern global is more and more outlined by way of dizzying flows of individuals and ideas. yet whereas Western shuttle is linked to a pioneering spirit of discovery, the dominant snapshot of Muslim mobility is the jihadi who travels to not research yet to ruin. Journeys to the opposite Shore demanding situations those stereotypes through charting the typical ways that Muslim and Western tourists negotiate the dislocation of go back and forth to unusual and weird worlds. In Roxanne Euben's groundbreaking expedition throughout cultures, geography, heritage, style, and genders, go back and forth indicates not just a actual move throughout lands and cultures, but additionally an innovative trip during which ask yourself approximately those that stay another way makes it attainable to determine the realm differently.
within the e-book we meet not just Herodotus but additionally Ibn Battuta, the fourteenth-century Moroccan tourist. Tocqueville's trips are set opposed to a five-year sojourn in nineteenth-century Paris by means of the Egyptian author and translator Rifa'a Rafi' al-Tahtawi, and Montesquieu's novel Persian Letters meets with the memoir of an East African princess, Sayyida Salme.
This amazing booklet indicates that interest in regards to the unknown, the search to appreciate international cultures, severe distance from one's personal global, and the will to remake the international into the prevalent aren't the monopoly of any unmarried civilization or epoch. Euben demonstrates that the fluidity of identities, cultures, and borders linked to our postcolonial, globalized global has an extended history--one formed not just by way of Western energy but additionally by means of an Islamic ethos of commute looking for knowledge.
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Journeys to the Other Shore: Muslim and Western Travelers in Search of Knowledge (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics) by Roxanne L. Euben