The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century, Revised Edition, with a New Preface (Google eBook)

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University of California Press, Nov 9, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 379 pages
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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 1986 retelling of these tales, however, was the first work of scholarship to make the legendary traveler's story accessible to a general audience. Now updated with revisions, a new preface, and an updated bibliography, Dunn's classic interprets Ibn Battuta's adventures and places them within the rich, trans-hemispheric cultural setting of medieval Islam.
  

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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  - Ed Callahan - Goodreads

This is a good introduction to Ibn Battuta and the state of the Muslim 'ummah during the 14th century. Read full review

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

User 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

Contents

Tangier
13
The Maghrib
27
The Mamluks
41
Mecca
65
Persia and Iraq
81
The Arabian Sea
106
Anatolia
137
The Steppe
159
Malabar and the Maldives
213
China
241
Home
266
Mali
290
The Rihla
310
Glossary
321
Bibliography
325
Index
345

Delhi
183

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Ross E. Dunn is Professor of History, San Diego State UniverRoss E. Dunn is Professor of History, San Diego State UniverRoss E. Dunn is Professor of History, San Diego State UniverRoss E. Dunn is Professor of History, San Diego State University, and the editor of "The New World History: A Teacher's sity, and the editor of "The New World History: A Teacher's sity, and the editor of "The New World History: A Teacher's sity, and the editor of "The New World History: A Teacher's Companion "(2000). Companion "(2000). Companion "(2000). Companion "(2000).

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