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By C. Edmund Bosworth

ISBN-10: 0754657086

ISBN-13: 9780754657088

'An Intrepid Scot' makes a massive new contribution to the turning out to be literature at the perceptions of the Islamic international and the 'Orient' in early glossy Europe, even as illuminating the attitudes of a Protestant from Northern Europe in the direction of the Catholic South. during this booklet Edmund Bosworth appears to be like on the lifestyles and profession of William Lithgow, a difficult and opinionated Scots Protestant, who had a doubtless insatiable Wanderlust and who controlled to outlive numerous misadventures and near-death reports during his travels. those took him via a dangerously Catholic Southern Europe to a dangerously Muslim Greece and Istanbul en course for his pilgrimage vacation spot of the Holy Land; on one other get together he went via North Africa and lower back indirectly through primary and japanese Europe; yet he was once stopped in his tracks when endeavouring to arrive the courtroom of Prester John in Ethiopia, whilst he fell into the palms of the Spanish Inquisition and narrowly escaped a terrible dying. Lithgow used to be one of many males of his time who journeyed eastwards, a few so far as Persia and India, yet not like many others, he has now not been the topic of a distinct examine. Bosworth now areas him in the context of the current curiosity in perceptions of the Islamic international and of the 'Orient' and 'Orientals' in early sleek Europe. as well as the leisure of the trip narrative, the e-book exhibits how one Westerner of the time interpreted the alien East for his readers, and the way the Ottoman Empire and its it sounds as if unstoppable may well either interested and struck worry into the hearts of these outdoors it.

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