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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber (10 Jan. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571234798
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571234790
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 137,519 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Both scholarly and playful, TRICKSTER TRAVELS is an unusual history of the Renaissance Mediterranean and a compelling biography.' -- Observer

'Davis skilfully brings to light the cultural, political and personal complexities [al-Wazzan] would have faced ... [A] wide-ranging and thoroughly enjoyable history.' -- Guardian

'This book puts more flesh on an extraordinary man.' -- Sunday Telegraph

'[A] lively, erudite account ... Davis's study is less a biography than a meditation on tolerance in a fraught age.' -- Independent on Sunday

'[An] entertaining and scholarly book.' -- Daily Telegraph

'[It] returns us to an extraordinary man, a paradigm for the peaceful coexistence that we need'. -- The Times

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From acclaimed historian and novelist Natalie Zemon Davis, Trickster Travels: A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds is an extraordinary story of Leo Africanus, a most enigmatic man.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kristiina Hallava on 9 Nov. 2013
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Such an interesting book and very well written. Not a light reading but enjoyable. I do recommend for people who want to read social and cultural history books.
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