Muhammad al-Tunisi

Muhammad al-Tunisi (1790-1857) belonged to a family of Tunisian merchants who
traded with Egypt and what is now Sudan. Raised in Cairo, al-Tunisi spent ten years traveling through the Darfur Sultanate. On his return to Egypt, he played an important part in Muhammad Ali's modernization project, supervising the translation of veterinary and medical texts and editing the first printed editions of classical Arabic texts.

 

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  1. In Darfur
    A merchant’s account of his travels through an independent African state Muhammad ibn 'Umar al-Tunisi (d. 1274 H/1857 AD) belonged to a family of Tunisian merchants trading with Egypt and what is now Sudan. Al-Tunisi was raised... Learn More
    Published: 8th May 2018
    Hardback | £34.00
    PDF | £37.00
  2. In Darfur
    A merchant’s account of his travels through an independent African state Muhammad ibn 'Umar al-Tunisi belonged to a family of Tunisian merchants trading with Egypt and what is now Sudan. Al-Tunisi was raised in Cairo and a graduate... Learn More
    Published: 8th May 2018
    Hardback | £34.00
    PDF | £37.00