Leo Africanus / Amin Maalouf ; translated by Peter Sluglett.

Maalouf, Amin. (Author).
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  • 5 copies at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 3 copies at Anderson County Library System.

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Anderson - Anderson Main Library F Maalouf Amin (Text) 27178276 Adult Fiction Available -
 Presented by: the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, 2013. [ SM/TS 04-04-2013 @ ACL-MAIN ]
Anderson - Pendleton Branch F Maalouf Amin (Text) 27178284 Adult Fiction Available -
 Presented by: the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, 2013. [ SM/TS 04-04-2013 @ ACL-MAIN ]
Anderson - Powdersville Branch F Maalouf Amin (Text) 27178292 Adult Fiction Available -
 Presented by: the National Endowment for the Humanities in cooperation with the American Library Association and Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University, 2013. [ SM/TS 04-04-2013 @ ACL-MAIN ]

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781561310227
  • ISBN: 1561310220 (pbk. : acid-free paper) :
  • Physical Description: 360 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : New Amsterdam, 1992.

Content descriptions

General Note: Translation of: Léon, l'Africain.
Summary, etc.: This is the imaginary autobiography of Leo Africanus, famous geographer, adventurer, and scholar. His real name was Hasan al-Wazzan, born in Granada, Spain in 1488. His family fled the Inquisition and took him to the city of Fez, in North Africa. Hasan became an itinerant merchant, and made many journeys to the East, journeys rich in adventure and observation. He was captured by a Sicilian pirate and taken back to Rome as a gift to Pope Leo X, who baptized him Johannes Leo. While in Rome, he wrote the first trilingual dictionary (Latin, Arabic and Hebrew), as well as his celebrated Description of Africa, for which he is still remembered as Leo Africanus.
Subject: Leo, Africanus, ca. 1492-ca. 1550 > Fiction.
Africa > Discovery and exploration > Fiction.
Discoveries in geography > Fiction.
Explorers > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.