is the product of a 10 month research project on the life and works of
Leo Africanus, a 16th century geographer and explorer.
The purpose of this research was to solidify the general knowledge about
Leo's life and contributions, while 'illustrating' his travels, and comparing
his descriptions of Moroccan peoples and places to present day Morocco.
Consequently, there is quite a bit of information on modern Morocco, information
obviously tainted with my perspective and experiences.
While I don't
deny the 'subjectivity' inherent to any description and research, I do
believe I give the reader enough information about my background and experiences
for he or she to judge the value of my words.
Just as Leo's words cannot be understood without careful examination of
his history, his upbringing and his culture, my words are not to be interpreted
without reference to my cultural context.
However most of the content of this site is the product of careful historical
research, and has been read and approved by many a Moroccan and Leo scholar.
Visit the Bibliography section of
this site for a comprehensive list all my sources.
been said, I welcome all comments and feedback, to help keep this site
lively and alive!
all comments to : firstname.lastname@example.org