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By C. Edmund Bosworth

ISBN-10: 0754657086

ISBN-13: 9780754657088

'An Intrepid Scot' makes a huge new contribution to the growing to be literature at the perceptions of the Islamic global and the 'Orient' in early smooth Europe, even as illuminating the attitudes of a Protestant from Northern Europe in the direction of the Catholic South. during this booklet Edmund Bosworth appears on the existence and occupation of William Lithgow, a difficult and opinionated Scots Protestant, who had a doubtless insatiable Wanderlust and who controlled to outlive quite a few misadventures and near-death reviews during his travels. those took him via a dangerously Catholic Southern Europe to a dangerously Muslim Greece and Istanbul en direction for his pilgrimage vacation spot of the Holy Land; on one other party he went via North Africa and lower back indirectly through principal and japanese Europe; yet he was once stopped in his tracks while endeavouring to arrive the courtroom of Prester John in Ethiopia, while he fell into the fingers of the Spanish Inquisition and narrowly escaped a terrible loss of life. Lithgow used to be one of the males of his time who journeyed eastwards, a few so far as Persia and India, yet in contrast to many others, he has no longer been the topic of a different learn. Bosworth now locations him in the context of the current curiosity in perceptions of the Islamic global and of the 'Orient' and 'Orientals' in early smooth Europe. as well as the leisure of the go back and forth narrative, the booklet exhibits how one Westerner of the time interpreted the alien East for his readers, and the way the Ottoman Empire and its it appears unstoppable may perhaps either involved and struck worry into the hearts of these outdoors it.

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