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Landfalls : on the edge of Islam with Ibn Battutah

Author: Tim Mackintosh-Smith; Martin Yeoman
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2010.
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For Ibn Batuttah of Tangier, being medieval didnʹt mean sitting at home waiting for renaissances, enlightenments, and air travel. It meant traveling the known world to its limits. Seven centuries later, Tim Mackintosh-Smithʹs fascination takes him to landfalls in remote tropical islands, torrid Indian Ocean ports, and dusty towns on the shores of the Saharan sand-sea. His zigzag itinerary across time and space leads  Read more...
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Named Person: Ibn Batuta; Tim Mackintosh-Smith; Ibn Batuta; Tim Mackintosh-Smith; Ibn Baṭṭūṭa.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Mackintosh-Smith; Martin Yeoman
ISBN: 0719567874 9780719567872
OCLC Number: 619959955
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 370 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preamble: A hole in time --
East: Tanzania: the palace by the sea ; The Maldives: the ship of blazing lamps ; Sri Lanka: the view from Adam's Peak ; China" to the Mosque of the Phoenix --
West: West Africa: a trip to the music of time ; Andalusia: the dark matter of history --
Postscript: Further travels of a tangerine.
Other Titles: On the edge of Islam with Ibn Battutah
Responsibility: Tim Mackintosh-Smith ; with illustrations by Martin Yeoman.
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Tim Mackintosh-Smith concludes his travels in the footsteps of Moroccan traveller Ibn Battutah across the 'worlds beyond the winds'  Read more...

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