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Leo the African

Amin Maalouf

Leo the African

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Published by Abacus in London .
Written in English


About the Edition

Based on the life of Hasan al-Wazzan

Edition Notes

StatementAmin Maalouf ; translated by Peter Sluglett
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ3979.2.M28 L413 2003
The Physical Object
Pagination360 p. ;
Number of Pages360
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17197640M
ISBN 100349106002

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Before that life is over, Leo Africanus will have voyaged from Spain, Morocco, Mali and other African kingdoms, Nubia, Egypt, Turkey, Italy and France. There is a lot of overlapping history in the story and the author rather audaciously, and sometimes implausibly, installs his hero in the middle of it all/5(63).

Leo Africanus, Italian Giovanni Leone, original Arabic al-Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad al-Wazzān al-Zayyātī or al-Fāsī, (born c. Granada, Kingdom of Granada [Spain]—died c.Tunis [now in Tunisia]), traveler whose writings remained for some years one of Europe’s principal sources of information about Islam.

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Thus wrote Leo Africanus, in his fortieth year, in this imaginary autobiography of the famous geographer, adventurer, and scholar Hasan al-Wazzan, who was born in Granada in His family fled the Inquisition and took him to the city of Fez, in North Africa.4/5(10).

HIS Leo Africanus Book Review Leo Africanus By, Amin Maalouf In the book Leo Africanus it is a fictionalized biography of a real person, Hasan al- Wazzan. Hasan and his family were forced to flee to Fez, where he grew up and became a very well-off merchant. The book really gives a clear picture. Ibn Al-Wazzan, known to the West as Leo Africanus or Leo the African, is the writer of “Description of Africa,” an authoritative early modern account of North African geography which was.

‎ Unlock the more straightforward side of Leo the African with this concise and insightful summary and analysis. This engaging summary presents an analysis of Leo the African by Amin Maalouf, a historical novel which paints a vivid image of many of the most important ev. Thus wrote Leo Africanus, in his fortieth year, in this imaginary autobiography of the famous geographer, adventurer, and scholar Hasan al-Wazzan, who was born in Granada in His family fled the Inquisition and took him to the city of Fez, in North Africa.

Leo Africanus User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Written in the form of a memoir, this historical novel explores the meeting of two worldsIslam and Christendomthrough the adventures of real-life Arab traveler and geographer Hassan s: 1. Leo Africanus Amin Maalouf, Author W.

Norton & Company $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS Buy this book Through the adventures of a wise. Joannes Leo Africanus, (c. ?) (or al-Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Wazzan al-Fasi, Arabic:حسن ابن محمد الوزان الفاسي) was a Moorish diplomat and author who is best known for his book Descrittione dellAfrica (Description of Africa) describing the geography of North Africa/5.

'Leo the African' is based on the true life-story of Hasan al-Wazzan, the 16th-century traveller and writer who came to be known as Leo Africanus, or Leo the African. This is a story of pirates, slave-girls and princesses, in a world in a state of religious flux. Buy Leo The African New Ed by Maalouf, Amin (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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InLeo Africanus, a Muslim-born diplomat and traveler who served Pope Leo X, produced the first geographical description of Africa to be published in.

Leo Africanus Traveler SourcesSpanish Muslim. Born al-Hassan ibn Muhammad al-Wizzaa al-Fasi, Leo Africanus was a native of Granada, Spain, and was educated in Morocco.

As a young man he traveled all over North Africa and West Africa on trade and diplomatic missions with his father, visiting the Songhai Empire in Source for information on Leo Africanus: World Eras dictionary. with Leo Africanu s in my book The Negroland Revisited.

Discovery and Invention of the Sudanese Middle Ages, Leo Africanus was born in Islamic Spain, in the city of Granada, Leo the African, London & New York ; Spanish translation León el Africano, Madrid There are translations in many other European languages, Size: 80KB.

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It follows the Renaissance-era traveller Leo Africanus, but – since very little is actually known. William Leo Hansberry is considered by many to be the father of African Studies in the United States. During the thirty-seven years that Hansberry taught at Howard University, he laid the foundations for the systematic study of African History culture and politics.

"History and Description of Africa" () Leo Africanus Introduction Al-Hassan ibn-Muhammad al-Wazzan al-Fasi, better known as Leo Africanus, was probably born in the s in Granada, the last Muslim toehold in Spain, but was raised in Fez (in modern Morocco).

He died in Educated in Islamic law, he entered the. The book was first written in by a Moorish traveller and linguistic scholar known as John Leo Africanus (c. ), in Arabic named al-Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad al-Wazzān al-Zayyātī. It was translated into English in by John Pory. Johannes Leo Africanus (c.

- ) was a Moorish diplomat, traveler, historian, and writer best known for his book Description of Africa (Descrittione dell’Africa) which described North African geography, including the famed city of Timbuktu (Timbuctoo) in Mali, West Africa.

In aboutLeo Africanus was born in Granada, a city at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain. Create an account or log into Facebook. Connect with friends, family and other people you know.

Share photos and videos, send messages and get updates. is a platform for academics to share research papers. Leo Africanus Book Review Leo Africanus By, Amin Maalouf In the book Leo Africanus it is a fictionalized biography of a real person, Hasan al- Wazzan.

Hasan and his family were forced to flee to Fez, where he grew up and became a very well-off merchant. The most entertaining education we could wish for Leo the African is a celebration of the romance and power of the Arab world, its ideals and achievements - Daily Telegraph * Maalouf's fiction offers both a model for the future and a caution, a way towards cultural understanding and an appaling measure of the consequences of failure/5(K).

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Leo the African was born in Islamic Granada as Al-ḥasan ibn Muḥammad al-Wazzān al-Zayyātī around and was educated in Fez, where his family settled several years before the conquest of Granada. He is known primarily for his geographical writings based on four trips. Table of Contents.

Part 1 I THE BOOK OF GRANADA Chapter 2 The Year of Salma al-Hurra 5 Chapter 3 The Year of the Amulets 23 Chapter 4 The Year of Astaghfirullah 31 Chapter 5 The Year of the Fall 41 Chapter 6 The Year of Mihrajan 63 Chapter 7 The Year of the Crossing 71 Part 8 II THE BOOK OF FEZ Chapter 9 The Year of the Hostelries 83 Chapter 10 The Year of the Soothsayers /5(4).

African Metropolitan Architecture David Adjaye ()With a mix of photographs and text about buildings, and the spaces and lives around them, this is an arresting visual introduction to cities. Today, Diane Dillon is enjoying a life of leisure without deadlines—sort of.

She completed a book the couple was working on before Leo died called If Kids Ran the World, and is currently working on a new picture book, which she also wrote. She continues to explore her personal art and practice their lifelong motto, “Make life an art.”. LEO Africa is a wildlife monitoring, conservation and sustainable living volunteer programme based in the beautiful Marataba Section of the Marakele National Park.

The focus of our monitoring are key species such as lions, black and white rhinos, elephants, leopard, hyena, buffalos and cheetahs/10(13). Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears: A West African Tale by Verna Aardema (Author), Leo Dillon (Illustrator), Diane Dillon (Illustrator) This picture book is a retelling of a traditional West.LEO Africa - Volunteers for Wildlife and Conservation, Thabazimbi, South Africa.

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