• Title: Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds
  • Author: Natalie Zemon Davis
  • ISBN: 9780809094349
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Trickster Travels A Sixteenth Century Muslim Between Trickster Travels A Sixteenth Century Muslim Between Worlds Dr Natalie Zemon Davis on FREE shipping on qualifying offers An engrossing study of Leo Africanus and his famous book, which introduced Africa to European readers Al Hasan al Wazzan born in Granada to a Muslim family that in went to Morocco Trickster Crystalinks The trickster is an alchemist, a magician, creating realities in the duality of time and illusion In mythology, and in the study of folklore and religion, a trickster is a god, goddess, spirit, man, woman, or anthropomorphic animal who plays tricks or otherwise disobeys normal rules and conventional behavior. Trickster Jack E Reid Gilbert E Reid Gilbert has traveled the world to study culture, performance art, and folklore TRICKSTER JACK is a child of those travels and it is fun, silly, and creative. List of Doctor Who universe creatures and aliens Q Z This is a list of fictional creatures and aliens from the universe of the long running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, including Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, K and K and Company.It covers alien races and other fictional creatures, but not specific characters. Coyote, the Trickster Joshua Tree Visitors Guide Labeled a Trickster by ancient Navajo, Coyote is intelligent, but he is often tempted to test the bounds of possibility and authority You ll typically see Coyote wondering around during the twilight hour after sunset and very early in the morning. Kokopelli Kokopelli is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player often with feathers or antenna like protrusions on his head , who has been venerated by some Native American cultures in the Southwestern United States.Like most fertility deities, Kokopelli presides over both childbirth and agriculture.He is also a trickster god and represents the spirit of music Jane Crocker MS Paint Adventures Wiki FANDOM powered Jane Crocker is the post scratch interaction of John s Nanna, living in the same location as John did in his timeline When an attempt was made to name her, it was revealed that her name had already been given at the age of thirteen Besides, she probably would have just been given some dumb Archangel Super wiki Lucifer is the second archangel, and refers to Michael as his older brother He aided God and the other archangels in locking away the Darkness and become the first bearer of the Mark of Cain After the creation of mankind, Lucifer disputed their place in creation with his brothers and with God. Into the Woods series, The Folklore of Rabbits Hares The symbol of our village is three hares in a circle, their interlinked ears forming a perfect triangle an imge found in roof boss carvings in seventeen Devon churches, including ours Known locally as the Tinner Rabbits, the design M ui and the giant fish M ori Myths, Legends and M ui and the giant fish M ui dreamed of the day that he could go fishing with his older brothers Each time his brothers returned from a fishing trip M ui would ask, Next time, can I come fishing with you

    Trickster Travels A Sixteenth Century Muslim Between Worlds An engrossing study of Leo Africanus and his famous book which introduced Africa to European readers Al Hasan al Wazzan born in Granada to a Muslim family that in went to Morocco where he trave
    An engrossing study of Leo Africanus and his famous book, which introduced Africa to European readers Al Hasan al Wazzan born in Granada to a Muslim family that in 1492 went to Morocco, where he traveled extensively on behalf of the sultan of Fez is known to historians as Leo Africanus, author of the first geography of Africa to be published in Europe in 1550 HAn engrossing study of Leo Africanus and his famous book, which introduced Africa to European readers Al Hasan al Wazzan born in Granada to a Muslim family that in 1492 went to Morocco, where he traveled extensively on behalf of the sultan of Fez is known to historians as 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, then released, baptized, and allowed a European life of scholarship as the Christian writer Giovanni Leone In this fascinating new book, the distinguished historian 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 Davis describes all the sectors of her hero s life in rich detail, scrutinizing the evidence of al Hasan s movement between cultural worlds the Islamic and Arab traditions, genres, and ideas available to him and his adventures with Christians and Jews in a European community of learned men and powerful church leaders In depicting the life of this adventurous border crosser, Davis suggests the many ways cultural barriers are negotiated and diverging traditions are fused.

    One Reply to “Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds”

    1. Ok, so I didn't like this, but then I did. Lol. The methodology approach is interesting, it does question what we know as "true" for historians, the first thing you learn while studying hsitory is not to be fooled by the 'what ifs' and 'what coul've beens' and Davis defies that motion, and I'm just not sure how I feel about that. I think the problem comes not necessary from the execution of the idea, but the subject matter itself, Al-Hasan's life. I could honestly care less about all the annoyin [...]

    2. A quick but fascinating glimpse into both sides of the Mediterranean through the admittedly fractured eyewitness tales of al-Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Wazzan al-Fasi/Joannes Leo Africanus/Yuhanna Al-Asad/Giovanni Leone, a Granadan diplomat and all-around learned dude.

    3. Natalie Z. Davis's stated interests in mutually incomparable 'truths,' ambiguities, and speculative story-telling bear plenty of fruit in her most recent historical plunge: a cross-examination of cross-cultural relationships between cross and crescent worlds across a 16th-century Mediterranean milieu. Her analytical weapon of choice, neither a towering and typical monarch nor a Middle Aged Joe Sixpack (wink wink), was a Muslim scholar and diplomat named Al-Hasan al-Wazzan, conventionally known a [...]

    4. October 19, 2009: This book is sloppy and unbalanced, and draws wide-ranging conclusions based on slender evidence. According to reviewers in Renaissance Quarterly, the Journal of World History, the Journal of Interdisciplinary History, and the Journal of Global History, this is a totally credible way of doing history -- if you're Natalie Zemon Davis. Fortunately, she is Natalie Zemon Davis -- but I fundamentally disagree that this makes it acceptable. Her main argument is that al-Hasan al-Wazza [...]

    5. In Trickster Travels, Natalie Zemon Davis is as meticulous and complex as always. She has, again, reconstructed a life, a series of events, she has contextualized and used unreliable, meager written record to explore a long-dead human's psychological state. And, again, she has done so compellingly and persuasively. What sets Trickster Travels apart from much of her other work is that, at this latish (or at least not early) date in her career, Davis has completely shifted her historical focus to [...]

    6. Excessive use of the past tense auxiliary verbs: could have; would have; must have. Sometimes the historical evidence is not there and the historian may engage in a speculation grounded in what she knows about the way social, cultural, discursive and political practices operated in the time and place about which she writes. But when the majority of the study relies on this species of informed speculation, as does this study by the esteemed Natalie Zemon Davis, and without substantive discussion [...]

    7. What became clear to me as I was reading this is that there is very little in the way of hard facts concerning the man called Leo Africanus. Davis attempts to analyze his writings and other materials that reference him and build what is essentially a forensic biography. For instance, Davis does not believe that Leo Africanus really converted from Islam to Christianity, and I find her reasons compelling. Ultimately, we cannot know what the man really thought because he left no records.There is a [...]

    8. Found this book tough going as it is a proper history book of a Muslim traveller living in Rome for nine years. I was fascinated to read how much literary endeavours were undertaken by the Muslim noblemen of the 16th century at the tail end of Muslim power in the world much like the Western travellers of today touring the world. There are other similarities as well with the Muslim culture appearing to be much more sexually active and liberal as compared to the Western world back then. No wonder [...]

    9. Great history of the Christian and Muslim worlds in the sixteenth century. It's probably a bit too esoteric for the average reader: kind of like what people say about 19th century Russian literature (Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, etc.): "I can't read that, because I just get lost in all those names!" Oh well, if you're interested in Christianity, Islam and the Middle East and Europe, you'd like this book.

    10. I would give it 3 stars for content, except that I find the narrative style really irritating. The central thesis, though interesting, is buried under lots of conjecture and musing on tangentially-related topics (don't get me wrong, that stuff was interesting, but it distracts from the main point). I love the metaphor of the bird moving between bird and fish cultures as it suits him, though.

    11. This was good - a little dry. Especially because I never had a real good introduction to Islamic/North African history, and many times I couldn't remember who did what and when. It also probably didn't help I was trying to read this on a plane

    12. Too much detail and too many characters for my taste. I wanted to hear the history of this interesting man, with the key part of history being 'story', but was overwhelmed by more details than my tiny brain could digest.I gave up.

    13. Early 16th c, Granada to Fez to Rome. A muslim scholar "between worlds" or something. Compelling stuff.

    14. Abandoned on page 30. The author just hasn't managed to interest me in reading any further. Read some bits from later and they don't seem any more inspiring.

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