Eastward Bound: Travel and Travellers, 1050-1550

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Rosamund Allen
Manchester University Press, 2004 - History - 270 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

The impact of the crusades on western geographical knowledge
1
Clavijo Tafur Encina
11
Ibn Munqidh Niall Christie
71
in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries Andrew Jotischky
88
Suzanne Conklin Akbari
156
two German pilgrims view of the East
196
Bibliography
235
Index
259
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Rosamund Allen has taught in the University of London since 1965, at Bedford and Westfield Colleges, and now in the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary.

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