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The odyssey of Ibn Battuta : uncommon tales of a medieval adventurer

Author: David Waines
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ibn Battuta was, without doubt, one of the world's truly great travellers. Born in fourteenth-century Morocco and a contemporary of Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta has left us an account in his own words of his remarkable journeys throughout the Islamic world and beyond. ... David Waines discusses [Ibn Battuta's work], life, and times ..."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Waines, David.
Odyssey of Ibn Battuta.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2010
(OCoLC)432406273
Named Person: Ibn Batuta; Ibn Batuta; Ibn Batuta
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Waines
ISBN: 9780857718594 0857718592
OCLC Number: 711000202
Notes: Also published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 226 pages, [12] of plates) : illustrations, map
Other Titles: Ibn Battuta
Responsibility: David Waines.

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Ibn Battuta was one of the world's truly great travellers. His "al-rihla" or "Travelogue" is a fascinating mosaic of mysticism and reportage offering a prototype magic realism. This title discusses  Read more...

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