A symposium organized by the University of Taif on Monday presented some of the depth of the Arabic library of high-value works in the literature of trips and its cultural heritage, as a science independent of other sciences, and a unique color of literature, where history mixed with the journey. And traditions of societies.
Moroccan critic Dr. Shuaib Halifi presented a research paper entitled "The Journey as a Cultural Text", in which cultural heritage has been defined as all cultural practices associated with man, history and society since ancient times.
Dr. Halifi said: "The need was urgent in the beginnings of the Arab society, for such a color of literature, which reduces the intersections of humanitarian research and conflict and interaction and knowledge, and chronicles the Arab heritage of poetry and scattering.
He pointed out that the beginnings of the literature of the journey did not find a form to exist except with the maturity of society, and the need of the Islamic State to trade trips, such as the Silk Road to China and other, as well as diplomatic trips, as Ibn Fadlan's trip to the king of the Russian Skeleta messenger of the Abbasid caliphate, The spirit of the journey, considered by Russian historians - so far - one of the most important historical texts that dealt with the details of that period, as well as the writings of Idrissi, Abu Hamid Granati, Shams al-Din Maqdisi, Ibn Jubair, Ibn Battuta, Ibn Khaldun, and others.