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Indicative Reading List

  • Alam, Muzaffar, and Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Indo-Persian Travels in the Age of Discoveries: 1400-1800 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).
  • Campbell, Mary B., The Witness and the Other World: Exotic European Travel Writing, 400-1600 (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1988).
  • Casson, Lionel, Travel in the Ancient World (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994).
  • Das, Nandini, and Tim Youngs (eds.), The Cambridge History of Travel Writing (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019).
  • Dunn, Ross E., The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the 14th Century (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986).
  • Elsner, Jás, and Joan-Pau Rubiés (eds.), Voyages and Visions: Towards a Cultural History of Travel (London: Reaktion Books, 1999).
  • Euben, Roxanne L., Journeys to the Other Shore: Muslim and Western Travelers in Search of Knowledge (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006).
  • Faroqhi, Suraiya, Pilgrims and Sultans: The Haj under the Ottomans, 1517-1683 (London: I.B. Tauris, 2014).
  • Fisher, Michael H., Counterflows to Colonialism: Indian Travellers and Settlers in Britain 1600-1857 (Delhi: Permanent Black, 2004).
  • Foster, Shirley, and Sara Mills (eds.), An Anthology of Women’s Travel Writing (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002).
  • Gosch, Steven, and Peter Stearns, Premodern Travel in World History (New York: Routledge, 2008).
  • Green, Nile (ed.), Writing Travel in Central Asian History (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014).
  • Greenblatt, Stephen, Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1991).
  • Hartog, François, Janey Lloyd (trans.), The Mirror of Herodotus: The Representation of the Other in the Writing of History (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988).
  • Holland, Patrick, and Graham Huggan, Tourists with Typewriters: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Travel Writing (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998).
  • Hooper, Glenn, and Tim Youngs (eds.), Perspectives on Travel Writing (New York: Routledge, 2017).
  • Hulme, Peter, and Tim Youngs (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).
  • Khair, Tabish, Other Routes: 1500 Years of African and Asian Travel Writing (Oxford: Signal Books, 2006).
  • Lach, Donald F., Asia in the Making of Europe (3 Vols. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1965-1993).
  • Legassie, Shane Aaron, The Medieval Invention of Travel (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017).
  • Lisle, Debbie, The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).
  • Matar, Nabil (ed.), In the Lands of the Christians: Arabic Travel Writing in the Seventeenth Century (New York: Routledge, 2003).
  • Mills, Sara, Discourses of Difference: An Analysis of Women’s Travel Writing and Colonialism (London and New York: Routledge, 1991).
  • Pettinger, Alasdair (ed.), Always Elsewhere: Travels of the Black Atlantic (London and New York: Cassell, 1998).
  • Phillips, Kim M., Before Orientalism: Asian Peoples and Cultures in European Travel Writing, 1245-1510 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014).
  • Pratt, Mary Louise, Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation (New York: Routledge, 1992).
  • Rubiés, Joan-Pau, Travel and Ethnology in the Renaissance: South India Through European Eyes, 1250-1625 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000).
  • Said, Edward W., Orientalism (London: Routledge, 1978; 2nd ed. 2003).
  • Siegel, Kristie (ed.), Gender, Genre, & Identity in Women’s Travel Writing (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2004).
  • Singh, Jyotsna G., Colonial Narratives/Cultural Dialogues: “Discoveries” of India in the Language of Colonialism (London and New York: Routledge, 1996).
  • Tagliacozzo, The Longest Journey: Southeast Asians and the Pilgrimage to Mecca (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).
  • Thompson, Carl (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Travel Writing (New York: Routledge, 2015).
  • Thompson, Carl, Travel Writing (London and New York, Routledge, 2011).
  • Touati, Houari, Lydia G. Cochrane (trans.), Islam and Travel in the Middle Ages (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010).
  • Whalen, Brett Edward (ed.), Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages: A Reader (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011).
  • Wood, Frances, Did Marco Polo Go To China? (Boulder: Routledge, 1996).
  • Wriggings, Sally Hovy, The Silk Road Journey with Xuanzang (Boulder, Westview Press, 2004).
  • Youngs, Tim, The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013).