Travel in the Medieval Islamic World: The Importance of Patronage as Illustrated by ‘Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi (and other littérateurs)
Discussion of travel in the Middle Ages has typically focused on pilgrimage, travel in search of knowledge, or adventure. This article draws attention to patronage as an important, understudied, motivator of travel. It also proposes other motivators.
Travel, patronage, 'Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi
Previously Published As
In Eastward Bound: Travel and Travellers, 1050-1550, ed. Rosamund Allen (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004), 57-70