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Leo Africanus

Amin Maalouf

Leo Africanus

by Amin Maalouf

  • 395 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Leo, Africanus, ca. 1492-ca. 1550 -- Fiction.,
    • Discoveries in geography -- Fiction.,
    • Explorers -- Fiction.,
    • Africa -- Discovery and exploration -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      Translation of: Léon, l"Africain.

      StatementAmin Maalouf ; translated by Peter Sluglett.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPQ3979.2.M28 L413 1989
      The Physical Object
      Pagination360 p. ;
      Number of Pages360
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2041366M
      ISBN 100393026302
      LC Control Number88018027

      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 His family fled the Inquisition and took him to the city of Fez, in North Africa.   What’s particularly unique about Leo Africanus is that for hundreds of years his book became the most influential source of knowledge and information about Africa. Even the mistakes in his book.

      Leo Africanus. Who was he? a former slave and reknowned writer and captured muslim. When was it written. Where was it written? In africa, in Timbuktu. What is it? A travel report for pope leo X on timbuktu. why was it written? To report to the pope about the city of Timbuktu bc he wants to find away around the Muslims. In the early s, Massignon visited each of the places in Morocco described by Leo, making note of the modern name for these places. His book contributed to introduce Leo Africanus to Moroccan scholars.

      BOOK CHAPTER- "Leo Africanus and the Limits of Translation".   All these elements make al-Wazzan or Leo Africanus a character close to legend, which led some Orientalists to question the credibility of his life, works, and manuscripts, especially his book.


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Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf Download PDF EPUB FB2

Leo Africanus is a beautiful book of tales about people who are forced to accept choices made for them by someone else It relates, poetically at times and often imaginatively, the story of those who did not make it to the New World.

(The New York Times)/5(63). Leo Africanus belongs to several very old traditions of storytelling. It is epic, heroic, and, joins a long line of contemporary political commentaries hidden beneath a thin veil of time and space.

It is a tale based on the life of (what were almost sure is) a real historical figure/5. Leo Africanus really is an excellent example of historical fiction at its finest. Not only do you get to see interesting historical events up close or understand how ancient societies worked, but you get an intensely personal and touching story as well/5(63).

The first series, which ran from toconsists of books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and : Leo Africanus, John Pory.

Leo Africanus This summary of Leo Africanus includes a complete plot overview – spoilers included. We’re considering expanding this synopsis into a full-length study guide to deepen your comprehension of the book and why it's important.

Want. The book was first written in by a Moorish traveller and linguistic scholar known as John Leo Africanus (c. ), in Arabic named al-Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad al-Wazzān al-Zayyātī. It was translated into English in by John Pory. Leo Africanus, Italian Giovanni Leone, original Arabic al-Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad al-Wazzān al-Zayyātī or al-Fāsī, (born c.

Granada, Kingdom of Granada [Spain]—died c.Tunis [now in Tunisia]), traveler whose writings remained for some years one of Europe’s principal sources of information about Islam.

Leo Africanus: Moorish Man of Learning is a brief introduction to Leo. Leo's description of Timbuctoo, having visited the city twice. This is taken from John Pory's translation of modified in places with that of Francis Moore in FreeBookNotes found 6 sites with book summaries or analysis of Leo Africanus.

If there is a Leo Africanus SparkNotes, Shmoop guide, or Cliff Notes, you can find a link to each study guide below. Among the summaries and analysis available for Leo Africanus, there are 2 Short Summaries and 4 Book Reviews. HIS Leo Africanus Book Review Leo Africanus By, Amin Maalouf In the book Leo Africanus it is a fictionalized biography of a real person, Hasan al- Wazzan.

Hasan and his family were forced to flee to Fez, where he grew up and became a very well-off merchant. About the Author Amin Maalouf has written seven novels, including The Gardens of Light, Leo Africanus, and The Rock of Tanios, which won the Goncourt Prize in He is the former director of the leading Beirut newspaper an-Nahar.

He lives in Paris/5(4). Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of California and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Skip to main content The history and description of Africa by Leo, Africanus, ca Book from the collections of University of California Language English Volume 3; v.

Book digitized by Google from the library of Pages:   Leo Africanus or al-Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Wazzan,is a terrific tale retold by Amin Maalouf. The story follows Hasan from Granada in Spain, throughout north Africa, Rome, and various other places.

His stories were considered valuable descriptions of the Muslim world for hundreds of year and although a work of fiction, based on Hasan al-Wazzan’s writings. “Timbuktu” was to become a byword in Europe as the most inaccessible of cities, but at the time Leo visited, it was the center of a busy trade in African products and in books.

Leo is said to have died in in Tunis, having reconverted to Islam. What evidence does he provide that suggests the importance of learning in Timbuktu.

Leo Africanus 6 followers Joannes Leo Africanus, (c. ?) (or al-Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Wazzan al-Fasi, Arabic:حسن ابن محمد الوزان الفاسي) was a Moorish diplomat and author who is best known for his book Descrittione dellAfrica (Description of Africa) describing the geography of North Africa/5.

In the book Leo Africanus it is a fictionalized biography of a real person, Hasan al- Wazzan. Hasan and his family were forced to flee to Fez, where he grew up. Joannes Leo Africanus (; born al-Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Wazzan al-Fasi, Arabic: حسن ابن محمد الوزان الفاسي; c.

- c. ) was a Berber Andalusi diplomat and author who is best known for his book Descrittione dell’Africa (Description of Africa) centered on the geography of the Maghreb and Nile book was regarded among his scholarly peers in Europe as the. Thus wrote Leo Africanus, in his fortieth year, in this imaginary autobiography of the famous geographer, adventurer, and scholar Hasan al-Wazzan, who was 4/5(10).

Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). New Amsterdam Books c/o Ivan R. Dee, Publisher North Halsted Street, Chicago by arrangement with W. Norton & Company, Inc. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Maalouf, Amin.

[Léon, l’Africain. English] Leo Africanus/Amin Maalouf; translated by Peter Sluglett. cm Translation of: Léon, l’Africain. ISBN 4/5(32). 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 Through the adventures of a wise, courageous traveler, this excellent historical novel re-creates the era when the Moors were expelled from Spain.

When Leo visited the region in the early 's, the strongest state was the Songhai Empire, in which the two most important cities were Gao, the capital, and Timbuktu, which was ruled by a governor in the name of the emperor.

Because of this work he became known as Leo Africanus, Latin for Leo the African. Questions to Consider.