An Arab's Journey to Colonial Spanish America: The Travels of Elias Al-Mûsili in the Seventeenth Century (Middle East Literature in Translation) (Paperback)
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In 1905, the Jesuit scholar Ant n Rabb t discovered the writings of Elias al-M sili in a Jacobite diocese in Aleppo, Syria. Al-M sili, a seventeenth-century Arab and a priest of the Chaldean Church, traveled widely across colonial Spanish America, becoming the first person to visit the Americas from Baghdad. Rabb t transcribed into Arabic and published those portions relating to al-M sili's travels. Acclaimed Middle Eastern historian Farah is the first to make these writings available in English translation.