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Leon el Africano / Leo Africanus : Amin Maalouf :

Views Read Edit View history. 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 African Muslims.

The book is divided leeon four sections, each organized year by year to describe a lon period of Leo Africanus’s life, and each named after the city that played the major role in his life at the time: Leo Africanus is Maalouf’s first novel.


Leo Africanus is a novel written in French by Amin Maaloufdepicting the life of a historical Renaissance africabo traveler, Leo Africanus. GranadaFezCairoand Rome. Works by Amin Maalouf.

It is written in the form of a memoir. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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.

Leon El Africano : Amin Maalouf :

Since very little is actually known about his life, the book fills in the historical episodes, placing Leo in the company of many of the key historical maallouf of his time, including three popesLeo XAdrian VIand Pope Clement VIItwo Ottoman emperors Selim I and Suleiman the Magnificentwith appearances aafricano 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 xfricano cultural figures of the period.


The book is based on life experiences which took Leo Africanus almost everywhere in the Islamic Mediterraneanfrom southern Morocco to Arabiaand across the Sahara. This article needs additional citations for verification.

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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.