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The adventures of Ibn Battuta: a Muslim traveler of the 14th century

Author: Ross E Dunn
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Ibn Batuta; Ibn Batuta; Ibn Batuta; Ibn Batuta; Muhammad ibn abd allah Ibn Battutah
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ross E Dunn
ISBN: 0520057716 9780520057715 0520067436 9780520067431
OCLC Number: 13329511
Description: xvi, 357 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Tangier --
The Maghrib --
The Mamluks --
Mecca --
Persia and Iraq --
The Arabian Sea --
Anatolia --
The Steppe --
Delhi --
Malabar and the Maldives --
China --
Home --
Mali --
The Rihla.
Responsibility: Ross E. Dunn.

Abstract:

"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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"Professor Dunn's book is based on Ibn Battuta's own writings. . . . and provides a commentary on the society and places which he visited, making admirable use of the great increase of our knowledge Read more...

 
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