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Embassies, Trading Posts, Travelers and Missionaries

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Simon Mills


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This chapter explores the interactions of scholars, merchants, missionaries, diplomats and travelers of private means from Catholic and Protestant countries in Europe with men of different faiths in the Ottoman and Safavid Empires between the 16th and the 18th centuries. It documents the rich and variegated nature of this exchange and argues that the transmission of knowledge did not follow a linear and unidirectional path. It also shows that encounters occurred not only in the centers of politics and knowledge but also in the provinces, in port towns and in stations of caravan travel.

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Author(s): Mills S

Editor(s): Sonja Brentjes, Peter Barker, and Rana Brentjes

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Routledge Handbook on the Sciences in Islamicate Societies: Practices from the 2nd/8th to the 13th/19th Centuries

Year: 2023

Pages: 773-786

Print publication date: 24/01/2023

Online publication date: 24/01/2023

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

Publisher: Routledge

Place Published: London


DOI: 10.4324/9781315170718-69

Notes: ebook ISBN: 9781315170718

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781138047594