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RZ-50725-07
Rethinking Barbary: Early Modern Dialogues with Islam
Maria Antonia Garces, Cornell University

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An Early Modern Dialogue with Islam: Antonio de Sosa's Topography of Algiers (1612) (Book)
Title: An Early Modern Dialogue with Islam: Antonio de Sosa's Topography of Algiers (1612)
Author: Antonio de Sosa
Editor: Diana de Armas wilson, Translator
Editor: María Antonia Garcés
Abstract: Antonio de Sosa was a fellow captive of Cervantes in Algiers, and also the first biographer of Cervantes. Sosa’s Topography of Algiers (1612) not only sheds new light on Cervantes, but describes Algiers as the 16th-century crossroads of the Mediterranean, a meeting-point and melting-pot of Christians, Muslims, and Jews. Sosa describes this important borderland city’s architecture, economy, and religion, as well as the pirates, renegades, slaves, and others who inhabited it.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://undpress.nd.edu/book/P01451
Primary URL Description: The Topography was written by a Portuguese cleric, Doctor Antonio de Sosa, who was captured by Algerian corsairs in 1577 and held as a Barbary slave for over four years while awaiting ransom. Sosa´s survey is a riveting chronicle of sixteenth century Algiers that is virtually unknown to English-speaking readers. Sosa meticulously describes the inhabitants’ daily lives; their fashions, pastimes, feasts, and funerals; their government; the landmarks of the city itself; and much more.
Secondary URL Description: María Antonia Garcés, Professor of Hispanic Studies at Cornell University, has edited a new book titled AN EARLY MODERN DIALOGUE WITH ISLAM: Antonio de Sosa’s Topography of Algiers (1612). Garcés, who joined forces with superb translator Diana de Armas Wilson, also wrote the extensive introduction for the book. AN EARLY MODERN DIALOGUE WITH ISLAM: Antonio de Sosa’s Topography of Algiers (1612) is published by the University of Notre Dame Press. Click here to read more about the book:
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Type: Translation
Type: Edited Volume
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780268029784
Translator: Diana de Armas Wilson

An Early Modern Dialogue with Islam: Antonio de Sosa's Topography of Algiers (1612) (Book)
Title: An Early Modern Dialogue with Islam: Antonio de Sosa's Topography of Algiers (1612)
Author: Antonio de Sosa
Editor: María Antonia Garcés
Abstract: An Early Modern Dialogue with Islam: Antonio de Sosa’s Topography of Algiers (1612) makes available in translation a riveting sixteenth-century chronicle of European and North African cultural contacts that is virtually unknown to English-speaking readers. The Topography was written by a Portuguese cleric, Doctor Antonio de Sosa, who was captured by Algerian corsairs in 1577 and held as a Barbary slave for over four years while awaiting ransom. Sosa’s work is a fascinating description of a city at the crossroads of civilizations, with a sophisticated multilingual population of Turks, Arabs, Moriscos, Berbers, Jews, Christian captives, and converts to Islam from across the world. In the Topography of Algiers, Sosa meticulously describes the inhabitants’ daily lives; their fashions, pastimes, feasts, and funerals; their government; the landmarks of the city itself; and much more. Readers will be struck by the vibrancy of his narrative, rendered into English with crisp accuracy by Diana de Armas Wilson. The Topography is a treasure trove of amazing customs, startling behavior, and historical anecdotes that will enthrall readers. The extensive introduction by María Antonia Garcés is a superb archival study of the Mediterranean world described by the Topography, as well as an exposé of the adventurous, even scandalous, life of its author. The introduction also discusses the fraudulent publication of Sosa’s Topography under another man’s name. Sosa’s chronicle stands out for its complexity, vitality, and the sharpness of the author’s ethnographic vision. No other account of captivity in this period offers such a detailed and dynamic tableau of Algerian society at the end of the sixteenth century. The Translator is Professor Diana de Armas Wilson.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://http://undpress.nd.edu/book/P01451
Primary URL Description: University of Notre Dame Press URL.
Access Model: Open Access
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Type: Multi-author monograph
Type: Edited Volume
Type: Translation
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 10: 0-268-0297
Translator: Diana de Armas Wilson

An Early Modern Dialogue with Islam: Antonio de Sosa's Topography of Algiers (1612) (Book)
Title: An Early Modern Dialogue with Islam: Antonio de Sosa's Topography of Algiers (1612)
Author: Garces, Maria Antonia
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/isbn//9780268029784
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780268029784


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