The Resource Disorienting encounters : travels of a Moroccan scholar in France in 1845-1846 : the voyage of Muḥammad aṣ-Ṣaffār, translated and edited by Susan Gilson Miller

Disorienting encounters : travels of a Moroccan scholar in France in 1845-1846 : the voyage of Muḥammad aṣ-Ṣaffār, translated and edited by Susan Gilson Miller

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Disorienting encounters : travels of a Moroccan scholar in France in 1845-1846 : the voyage of Muḥammad aṣ-Ṣaffār
Title
Disorienting encounters
Title remainder
travels of a Moroccan scholar in France in 1845-1846 : the voyage of Muḥammad aṣ-Ṣaffār
Statement of responsibility
translated and edited by Susan Gilson Miller
Title variation
Travels of a Moroccan scholar in France in 1845-1846
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
In December of 1845, Muhammad as-Saffar was sent by the reigning Moroccan sultan on a special diplomatic mission to Paris. During the journey, as-Saffar took careful notes and upon his return he hurriedly wrote this travel account. Why was the sultan, descendent of the Prophet Muhammad, and head of a dynasty that had ruled Morocco for more than two hundred years, so eager to read this account? Perhaps he thought it would illuminate some troubling matters: how the French acquired their power and their mastery over nature how they led their daily lives, educated their children, treated their women and servants. In short, the sultan wanted to know the condition of French civilization and why it differed from his. As-Saffar provided the answers. Moreover, as we read the account, Muhammad as-Saffar comes alive for us. We see him reflecting on the beauty of women, contorting during his ritual ablutions, and suffering from boredom at endless dinners. His opinions and ideas infuse every page. For him the journey was more than a catalog of curiosities it was a transforming experience. Given our very limited knowledge of the time and the absence of other voices that speak with equal clarity, this travel account enlarges our understanding of the relationship between nineteenth-century Morocco and France. -- Publisher description
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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active 19th century
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ṣaffār, Muḥammad
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DC707
LC item number
.S13 1991
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Miller, Susan Gilson
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  • Ṣaffār, Muḥammad
  • Ṣaffār, Muḥammad
  • Ṣaffār, Muḥammad
  • Assaffar, Abu Abdallah Mohammed Abd al-Lah
  • Ṣaffār, Muḥammad
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • Paris (France)
  • France
  • France
  • Paris (France)
  • France
  • France
  • Travelers' writings, Arabic
  • Muslim travelers
  • Voyages and travels
  • Voyageurs arabes
  • Muslim travelers
  • Social conditions
  • Travel
  • Travelers' writings, Arabic
  • Voyages and travels
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Disorienting encounters : travels of a Moroccan scholar in France in 1845-1846 : the voyage of Muḥammad aṣ-Ṣaffār, translated and edited by Susan Gilson Miller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-233) and indexes
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 244 pages
Isbn
9780520074613
Lccn
90026314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
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  • (OCoLC)22906522
  • (OCoLC)ocm22906522
Label
Disorienting encounters : travels of a Moroccan scholar in France in 1845-1846 : the voyage of Muḥammad aṣ-Ṣaffār, translated and edited by Susan Gilson Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-233) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 244 pages
Isbn
9780520074613
Lccn
90026314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)22906522
  • (OCoLC)ocm22906522

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