Four Pilgrims

Voorkant
Asian Educational Services, 1996 - 246 pagina's
The early voyages were mostly journeys of pilgrims. Setting all doubts aside, the travelers braved all odds and obstacles to reach their destination to further their devotion and faith. This book is a compendium of the travels of 4 such pilgrims: Hiuen Tsiang, Saewulf, Ibn Battuta and Ludovico Varthema. Two of these are well known and the other two the author rescues from oblivion. The first journey is that of the famous Chinese Hiuen Tsiang, who journeyed from China over the Himalayas to reach India in the 7th Century A.D. The second travel, of an English pilgrim to Palestine, was undertaken in the earliest years of the 12th Century A.D. The third was the indefatible Ibn Battuta whose travels that began in first half of the 13th Century lasted for 24 years. It took him from Algeria to Peking and Turkistan to Timbuktu. The final notice is of an Italian from Bologna who in the early 16th Century was the first European to reach Mecca and then went further on to India and Malaysia.
 

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HIUENTSIANG
1
S∆WULF AN ENGLISH PILGRIM
65
MOHAMMED IBN ABD ALLAH
89
AFRICA IN THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY
109
THE STEPPES
117
AN EASTERN DESPOT
128
PERILS BY LAND AND SEA
137
OFF TO MALAYSIA AND CATHAY
147
OVER THE DESERT TO MECCA
172
THE ESCAPE FROM THE CARAVAN
186
CERTAIN ADVENTURES IN ARABIA THE HAPPY
190
EASTWARD HO
200
THE PAGANS OF NARSINGA
208
FARTHER INDIA MALAYSIA AND THE BANDA ISLANDS
221
SOME CUNNING MANOEUVRES
235
WAR BY LAND AND SEA
244

MOORS OF SPAIN AND NEGROES OF TIMBUKTU
158
LUDOVICO VARTHEMA OF BOLOGNA Renegade Pilgrim to Mecca Foremost of Italian Travellers I THE GREAT AGE OF THE RENAISSANCE ...
163
FROM VENICE TO DAMASCUS
165
THE NEW WAY ROUND THE CAPE
249
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