The Adventures of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century

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University of California Press, 1 jan. 1986 - 357 pagina's
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Known as the greatest traveler of premodern times, Abu Abdallah ibn Battuta was born in Morocco in 1304 and educated in Islamic law. At the age of twenty-one, he left home to make the holy pilgrimage to Mecca. This was only the first of a series of extraordinary journeys that spanned nearly three decades and took him not only eastward to India and China but also north to the Volga River valley and south to Tanzania. The narrative of these travels has been known to specialists in Islamic and medieval history for years. Ross E. Dunn's retelling of these tales, however, is the first work of scholarship to make the legendary traveler's story accessible to a general audience.
  

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Review: The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century, Revised Edition, with a New Preface

Gebruikersrecensie  - Jeff - Goodreads

One of THE best books on travel and Islamic history I've come across. Details of Ibn Battuta's travels are interspersed with background about the people and places he visits in the Dar al-Islam in a very approachable and entertaining manner. Highly recommended. Volledige recensie lezen

Review: The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century, Revised Edition, with a New Preface

Gebruikersrecensie  - Ingrid - Goodreads

I had expected to thoroughly enjoy this book as I find Ibn Battuta to be very interesting. However, the author did not use excerpts from Ibn Battuta's travel journals very well and Ibn Battuta came ... Volledige recensie lezen

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Over de auteur (1986)

Ross E. Dunn is Professor of History at San Diego State UnivRoss E. Dunn is Professor of History at San Diego State University. ersity.

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