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Leo Africanus

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ISBN-13:
9781461663317
Veröffentl:
1998
Seiten:
368
Autor:
Amin Maalouf
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

An imaginary autobiography of the famous geographer, adventurer, and scholar Hasan al-Wazzan. He wrote the first trilingual dictionary and
Description of Africa.
"I, Hasan the son of Muhammad the weigh-master, I, Jean-Leon de Medici, circumcised at the hand of a barber and baptized at the hand of a pope, I am now called the African, but I am not from Africa, nor from Europe, nor from Arabia. I am also called the Granadan, the Fassi, the Zayyati, but I come from no country, from no city, no tribe. I am the son of the road, my country is the caravan, my life the most unexpected of voyages."


Thus wrote Leo Africanus, in his fortieth year, in this imaginary autobiography of the famous geographer, adventurer, and scholar Hasan al-Wazzan, who was born in Granada in 1488. His family fled the Inquisition and took him to the city of Fez, in North Africa. Hasan became an itinerant merchant, and made many journeys to the East, journeys rich in adventure and observation. He was captured by a Sicilian pirate and taken back to Rome as a gift to Pope Leo X, who baptized him Johannes Leo. While in Rome, he wrote the first trilingual dictionary (Latin, Arabic and Hebrew), as well as his celebrated
Description of Africa, for which he is still remembered as Leo Africanus.
Part 1 I THE BOOK OF GRANADA

Chapter 2 The Year of Salma al-Hurra 5

Chapter 3 The Year of the Amulets 23

Chapter 4 The Year of Astaghfirullah 31

Chapter 5 The Year of the Fall 41

Chapter 6 The Year of Mihrajan 63

Chapter 7 The Year of the Crossing 71

Part 8 II THE BOOK OF FEZ

Chapter 9 The Year of the Hostelries 83

Chapter 10 The Year of the Soothsayers 93

Chapter 11 The Year of the Mourners 101

Chapter 12 The Year of Harun the Ferret 107

Chapter 13 The Year of the Inquisitors 113

Chapter 14 The Year of the Hammam 119

Chapter 15 The Year of the Raging Lions 125

Chapter 16 The Year of the Great Recitation 131

Chapter 17 The Year of the Stratagem 137

Chapter 18 The Year of the Knotted Blade of Grass 143

Chapter 19 The Year of the Caravan 153

Chapter 20 The Year of Timbuktu 161

Chapter 21 The Year of the Testament 169

Chapter 22 The Year of the Maristan 177

Chapter 23 The Year of the Bride 183

Chapter 24 The Year of Fortune 189

Chapter 25 The Year of the Two Palaces 195

Chapter 26 The Year of the lame Sharif 201

Chapter 27 The Year of the Storm 207

Part 28 III THE BOOK OF CAIRO

Chapter 29 The Year of the Noble Eye 223

Chapter 30 The Year of the Circassian 233

Chapter 31 The Year of the Rebels 245

Chapter 32 The Year of the Grand Turk 255

Chapter 33 The Year of Tumanbay 269

Chapter 34 The Year of the Abduction 277

Part 35 IV THE BOOK OF ROME

Chapter 36 The Year of San Angelo 289

Chapter 37 The Year of the Heretics 295

Chapter 38 The Year of the Conversa 303

Chapter 39 The Year of Adrian 311

Chapter 40 The Year of Sulaiman 317

Chapter 41 The Year of Clemency 325

Chapter 42 The Year of the King of France 333

Chapter 43 The Year of the Black Bands 341

Chapter 44 The Year of the Lansquenets 349

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