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The many shades of the Ferringhi

Mohd Noor Merican, Ahmad Murad (2020) The many shades of the Ferringhi. Melaka Hari Ini.

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The Ferringhi, Farang, and Franks have their origins at a particular moment in history, geography, and identity formation. It is an ethnography, of not only a Malay marker of the European, but by other societies that have come into contact with the natives of “the northern quadrant” where “the sun is far from the zenith – increasingly far the farther north they go – such as the Slavs, the Franks, and other nearby nations,” thus described the encyclopedist Masᶜūdī (d. 956-957). It is a cultural boundary, originally separating the Islamic world from Europe. The Ferringhi is an example of new knowledge in the Tanah Air, much from such works, as well as encounters and narratives from the land of the Franks. This new knowledge comes from the new science of “jughrafia” after the Greek.

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2024 09:21
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2024 09:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/111454

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