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An Arab's Journey to Colonial Spanish America
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In 1905, the Jesuit scholar Antûn Rabbât discovered the writings of Elias-al- Mûsili in a Jacobite diocese in Aleppo, Syria. al- Mûsili, a seventeenth century Arab and priest of the Chaldean Church, traveled widely across colonial Spanish America becoming the first person to visit the Americas from Baghdad. Rabbât transcribed into Arabic and published those portions relating to al-Mûsili’s travels and Middle Eastern historian Caesar Farah is the first to make these writings available in English translation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Map, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Translator’s Introduction
  2. pp. xv-xxx
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  1. Journey of the First Eastern Traveler to America
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Book of Travel
  2. pp. 5-106
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 107-108
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 109-117
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  1. Further Reading, Back Cover
  2. pp. 150-151
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