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By C. Edmund Bosworth

'An Intrepid Scot' makes an immense new contribution to the growing to be literature at the perceptions of the Islamic international and the 'Orient' in early sleek Europe, whilst illuminating the attitudes of a Protestant from Northern Europe in the direction of the Catholic South. during this booklet Edmund Bosworth appears on the existence and profession of William Lithgow, a tricky and opinionated Scots Protestant, who had a doubtless insatiable Wanderlust and who controlled to outlive quite a few misadventures and near-death stories during his travels. those took him via a dangerously Catholic Southern Europe to a dangerously Muslim Greece and Istanbul en path for his pilgrimage vacation spot of the Holy Land; on one other party he went via North Africa and again in a roundabout way through vital and jap Europe; yet he used to be stopped in his tracks when endeavouring to arrive the court docket of Prester John in Ethiopia, while he fell into the fingers of the Spanish Inquisition and narrowly escaped a terrible demise. Lithgow was once one of the males of his time who journeyed eastwards, a few so far as Persia and India, yet not like many others, he has no longer been the topic of a different examine. Bosworth now locations him in the context of the current curiosity in perceptions of the Islamic international and of the 'Orient' and 'Orientals' in early smooth Europe. as well as the leisure of the shuttle narrative, the publication indicates how one Westerner of the time interpreted the alien East for his readers, and the way the Ottoman Empire and its it appears unstoppable may perhaps either involved and struck worry into the hearts of these outdoors it.

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