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Journeys to the Other Shore:
Muslim and Western Travelers in Search of Knowledge
Roxanne L. Euben

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments xi
Note on Transliteration and Spelling xiii

CHAPTER 1: Frontiers: Walls and Windows--Some Reflections on Travel Narratives 1

CHAPTER 2: Traveling Theorists and Translating Practices 20
Theory and Theoôria 20
"Seeing the Entire World as a Foreign Land" 24
Exposures and Closures 29
Islam, Travel, and talab al-'ilm 34
The Double-Edged Nature of Travel 38
Travel as Translation 41

CHAPTER 3: Liars, Travelers, Theorists--Herodotus and Ibn Battuta 46
Herodotus 52
Ibn Battuta 63
Conclusion 86

ChAPTER 4: Travel in Search of Practical Wisdom: The Modern Theôriai of al-Tahtawi and Tocqueville 90
Authorizing Autopsy 98
Travels across Time and Space 108
Multiple Mediations 114
Conclusion 132

CHAPTER 5: Gender, Genre, and Travel: Montesquieu and Sayyida Salme 134
Montesquieu's Persian Letters 144
Sayyida Salme's Memoirs 156
Conclusion 171

CHAPTER 6: Cosmopolitanisms Past and Present, Islamic and Western 174

Notes 199
Glossary 267
Bibliography 271
Index 303

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