Through trade, piracy, ambassadorial exchanges, friendship, and marriage, the Muslim was the most frequently encountered non-Christian from the Elizabethan until the early Stuart periods. Uncovering and analyzing hitherto unexamined sources -court depositions, English captives´ memoirs, Arabic chronicles, North African histories, and writi
Worth [its] weight in gold. . . . Matar´s work adds to the discourse of both orientalism and post-colonialism by providing essential detailed historical analysis of primary sources. . . . Extremely informative and enlightening.