Adventures of Ibn Battuta A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century

ISBN-10: 0520243854

ISBN-13: 9780520243859

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: 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 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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List price: $25.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 12/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 379
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

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

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
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