The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the 14th Century
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 PrefaceUser 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 PrefaceUser Review - Sarah - Goodreads
This was just boring, and even though I got pretty far into it, it wasn't written with enough panache to keep me going, especially when I think of all the other books I have yet to read. Read full review