The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the 14th Century

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University of California Press, 1989 - History - 357 pages
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Abu Abdallah ibn Battuta is celebrated as the greatest traveler of premodern times. The narrative of his extraordinary journeys stands, along with Marco Polo's, as the most ambitious and informative work of travel literature of the Middle Ages. Ross Dunn here recounts the great traveler's remarkable career, interpreting it within the cultural and social context of Islamic society and giving the reader both a biography of an extraordinary personality and a study of the hemispheric dimensions of human interchange in medieval times.
  

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

User Review  - Austin - Goodreads

A clear study of Ibn Battuta's travelogue for the non-specialist. It's most accurate to call it an abridgement of the travels with commentary, with context about the medieval world of the time. The ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Liza - Goodreads

Rather dry. I'll wait for the historical fiction version of the tales of this fascinating traveler. Read full review

Contents

Malabar and the Maldives
213
China
241
Home
266
Mali
290
The Rihla
310
Bibliography
325
Index
343
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Ross E. Dunn is Professor of History at San Diego State University.

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