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Title: Les multiples départs des voyageurs musulmans du moyen âge et les contours mouvants du Dār al-Islām
Authors: Calasso, Giovanna
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Padova, Studio Editoriale Gordini
Abstract: In the present article, different typologies of departures are explored, as well as their representations, in order to highlight the role of travel -with its various objective reasons and subjective motivations-in the process of construction of that form of Muslim collective identity which underlies the juridic-religious as well as territorial notion of dār al-islām. The experiences of individual travellers as well as of different categories of travellers considered as a whole, spanning from the 2nd/8th to the 7th/14th centuries, are analysed. The writing of the departure, beginning a sort of entrance ritual into the travel account, is examined as a pivotal moment, insofar as it is the place in which the parting of the traveller from the reference frame of his identity is expressed. A closer analysis is devoted to the beginnings of the travelogues by Ibn Faḍlān, Ibn Jubayr and Ibn Baṭṭūṭa.
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