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What Do Authors Illuminate About Their Own Culture In Describing “Others” Upon Their Cross Cultural Encounters?

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What Do Authors Illuminate About Their Own Culture In Describing “Others” Upon Their Cross Cultural Encounters?

Introduction There are varieties of cross cultural encounters especially in writings of most authors. When authors represent people from formerly unknown cultures and communities, they often illuminate as much about their own societies as those they were ostensibly writing about. The essay will discuss what Cornelius Tacitus, Usama ibn Munqidh, Alvise da Cadmasto, Michel de […]