'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
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.