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Leon El Africano

Leo Africanus is a novel written in French by Amin Maaloufdepicting the life of a historical Renaissance -era traveler, Leo Africanus. Since very little is actually known about his life, leom book fills in the historical episodes, placing Leo in the company of many of the key historical figures of his leoh, including three popesLeo XAdrian VIand Pope Clement VIItwo Ottoman emperors Selim I and Suleiman the Magnificentwith appearances by Boabdil the last Moorish king of GranadaAskia Mohammad I of the Songhai EmpireFerdinand of Spain, and Francis I of France, as well as the artist Raphael and other key political and cultural figures mawlouf the period.

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Leo Africanus is Maalouf’s first novel. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

GranadaFezCairoand Rome. While filled with biographical hypotheses and historical speculations, the book offers a vivid description of the Renaissance world, with the decline of the traditional Muslim kingdoms and the hope inspired by the Ottoman Empire, as it grew to threaten Europe and restore Muslim unity.

Maalluf book is leoj into four sections, each organized year by year to describe a key period of Leo Africanus’s life, and each named after the city that played the major role in his life at the time: It is written in the form of a memoir.

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It received high praise. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Retrieved from ” https: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata. This novel explores confrontations between Islam and Christianity as well as the mutual influence that the two religions had on each other and on the people they governed.

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The book is based on life experiences which took Leo Africanus almost everywhere in the Islamic Mediterraneanfrom southern Morocco to Arabiaand across the Sahara. First paperback edition cover.

In the Fez section, it describes the news of the failed Muslim rebellion in Granada, the discussions resulting in the Oran fatwathe Spanish and Portuguese colonial campaigns in North Africa and their conflicts with the North Africanl Muslims.

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