Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-viii

Contents

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pp. ix-x

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xii

...many epochs, regions, languages, literatures, and disciplines. In the process of crisscrossing these domains, I have incurred innumerable debts to scholars, colleagues, assistants, and librarians who have patiently and generously given of their time and expertise to critique a particular chapter, point out a relevant...

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Note on Transliteration and Spelling

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pp. xiii-xiv

...and interests, I have opted to approach the complexity of Arabic transliteration with a nonspecialist in mind. Toward this end, unless they appear in titles or direct quotations, the only diacritics used here are...

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CHAPTER 1 Frontiers: Walls and Windows—Some Reflections on Travel Narratives

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pp. 1-19

...of people, knowledge, and information, “travel” seems to have become the image of the age. Porous borders, portable allegiances, virtual networks, and elastic identities now more than ever evoke the language of mobility, contingency, fluidity, provisionality, and process rather than that of stability, permanence, and fixity...

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CHAPTER 2 Traveling Theorists and Translating Practices

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pp. 20-45

...Mill devotes more than two-thirds of the preface to refuting the charge that a man who has never visited the subcontinent or learned its languages is unsuited to the task of writing Indian history. Mill insists that what some might regard as parochialism is in fact...

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CHAPTER 3 Liars, Travelers, Theorists—Herodotus and Ibn Battuta

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pp. 46-89

...about liars. Or at least about two travelers, Herodotus and Ibn Battuta, consistently accused of lying. Cicero may have dubbed Herodotus the Father of History, but Thucydides repudiated entirely Herodotus’s approach to the past, accusing...

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CHAPTER 4 Travel in Search of Practical Wisdom: The Modern Theôriai of al-Tahtawi and Tocqueville

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pp. 90-133

...the beginning of what would ultimately be a long and productive career in government service in which al-Tahtawi eventually oversaw two thousand translations of European and Turkish works into Arabic, earning him posthumous descriptions as “father of modern Arabic literature,” pioneer...

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CHAPTER 5 Gender, Genre, and Travel: Montesquieu and Sayyida Salme

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pp. 134-173

...a phalanx of suitors. So thoroughly is travel materially and symbolically masculinized that Eric Leed terms it the “spermatic journey,” opposing it to the feminization of “sessility,” a botanical term connoting complete fixity and unrelieved rootedness; “there...

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CHAPTER 6 Cosmopolitanisms Past and Present, Islamic and Western

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pp. 174-198

...vantage from which to reflect critically on characterizations of the contemporary age in terms of mobilities and displacements said to be unprecedented both in scope and kind. We are all now said to live in a world in which “borders have...

Notes

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pp. 199-266

Glossary

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pp. 267-270

Bibliography

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pp. 271-302

Index

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pp. 303-313