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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, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : Rev. ed. with a new prefView all editions and formats
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A retelling of a great traveler's remarkable career, presented within the cultural and social context of Islamic society as both a biography of an extraordinary personality and a study of the hemispheric dimensions of human interchange in medieval times.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biographie
Biografie
Biography
Named Person: Ibn Batuta; Ibn Batuta; Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd Allāh Ibn Baṭṭūṭaẗ; Muḥammad Ibn-ʻAbdallāh Ibn-Baṭṭūṭa; Muḥammad Ibn-ʿAbdallāh Ibn-Baṭṭūṭa
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ross E Dunn
ISBN: 9780520243859 0520243854
OCLC Number: 54692490
Description: xx, 359 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: 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.

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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  Read more...
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"It is not surprising that this book was required reading."--Pragati: the Indian National Interest Review

 
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