Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
"....Comparative in approach, the authors also critically draw on the European discourse of travel writing as discovery and ethnography in this geographic area....the book consists of extensive summaries of the works grouped under broad headings that categorize the accounts according to the attitudes of the writers....Combining the linguistic and historical acumen of two formidable scholars, this book is sure to open up many avenues for future research." --Sunil Sharma, Boston University, The Historian
"It is remarkable what is shared and not shared in this Indo-Persian world. Travel literature-in both the theoretical discussions and the glimpses into the authors' own motivations, assumptions, preferences, and complaints-brings this world alive. Indo-Persian Travels enables this corpus of travel literature to illuminate the social, cultural, and intellectual history of the period." --Monica M. Ringer, Amherst College, Journal of Interdisciplinary History
"The primary value of this work for educators is that it can be utilized to greatly expand the knowledge and understanding of the Indo-Persian culture, and to a lesser extent that of the eastern Mediterranean. The mulitcultural nature of the travel accounts lends the work to comparative studies in political, religious, and economic systems. Overall, the comparative organization of the travel narratives makes this work a valuable tool in reconstructing the encounters between not only East and West, but also the regional empires of India, Persia, and the Ottoman Turks of Anatolia." --World History Bulletin
"...a masterful travelogue of travelogues..." -Jamsheed K. Choksy, American Historical Review
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