Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf

$ 14.00

In the form of a memoir, this historical novel explores the meeting of Islam and Christendom through the adventures of real-life Arab traveler and geographer Hassan al-Wazzan. Born in Spain in 1492, Hassan grows up in North Africa, later traveling to Timbuctu, Cairo, and Rome at the height of the Renaissance. Hassan's story captures the energy and tensions present at the birth of the modern age.

1998

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