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Eastward Bound Travel and Travellers 1050-1550

Author: ALLEN, ROS
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Pub Date: 09/12/2004
ISBN: 9780719066917
Availability: In Stock
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Quick overview An enlightening collection of essays by a distinguished list of contributors on travel and travellers from Europe to the Middle East in the medieval period, covering the Crusades, pilgrimage, mission, trade, scholarship, and exploration, as well as expectations and experiences. A valuable work for students of medieval history.
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Eastward bound looks at travel and travellers 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 behaviour of the Europeans and non-Europeans alike. There have been few such accessible volumes, covering such a broad range of material. The book will be of use to students and scholars involved in the history, literature and historical geography of the medieval period.

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