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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, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dunn, Ross E.
Adventures of Ibn Battuta.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012
Named Person: Ibn Batuta; Ibn Batuta
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ross E Dunn
ISBN: 9780520951617 0520951611
OCLC Number: 794664355
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Maps; Preface to the 2012 Edition; Preface to the Revised Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Acknowledgments; The Muslim Calendar; A Note on Money; List of Abbreviations Used in Notes; Introduction; 1. Tangier; 2. The Maghrib; 3. The Mamluks; 4. Mecca; 5. Persia and Iraq; 6. The Arabian Sea; 7. Anatolia; 8. The Steppe; 9. Delhi; 10. Malabar and the Maldives; 11. China; 12. Home; 13. Mali; 14. The Rihla; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Responsibility: Ross E. Dunn ; updated with a 2012 preface.

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