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Travels with a tangerine : from Morocco to Turkey in the footsteps of Islam's greatest traveler

Author: Tim Mackintosh-Smith
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2004.
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In 1325, the great Arab traveler Ibn Battutah set out from his native Tangier in North Africa on pilgrimage to Mecca. By the time he returned nearly thirty years later, he had seen most of the known world, covering three times the distance allegedly traveled by the great Venetian explorer Marco Polo -- some 75,000 miles in all. Captivated by Ibn Battutahʹs account of his journey, the Arabic scholar and award-winning  Read more...
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Named Person: Ibn Batuta; Ibn Batuta
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Mackintosh-Smith
ISBN: 0812971647 9780812971644
OCLC Number: 53926708
Notes: Originally published: New York : Welcome Rain, 2002.
Includes index.
Description: ix, 351 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preamble: Lust and Love ---
Morocco: One End of the World ---
The Delta : A Dark and Greenish Country ---
Cairo: The Palace on Crimson Street ---
Upper Egypt:Eastward from Edfu ---
Damascus: The Shilling in the Armpit ---
Northern Syria: Old Men of the Mountains ---
Oman:The Coast of the Fish-eaters ---
Dhofar:The importance of Being Raulid ---
Kuria Muria: Minor Monuments ---
Anatolia: Hajji Baba,the Skystone and the Other Mysteries ---
The Crimea: Fourteenth-century Features ---
Constantinople: Talking about Jeerusalem.
Other Titles: From Morocco to Turkey in the footsteps of Islam's greatest traveler
Responsibility: Tim Mackintosh-Smith.
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In 1325, the great Arab traveler Ibn Battutah set out from his native Tangier in North Africa on pilgrimage to Mecca. By the time he returned nearly thirty years later, he had seen most of the known world, covering three times the distance allegedly traveled by the great Venetian explorer Marco Polo -- some 75,000 miles in all. Captivated by Ibn Battutahʹs account of his journey, the Arabic scholar and award-winning travel writer Tim Mackintosh-Smith set out to follow in the peripatetic Moroccanʹs footsteps. Traversing Egyptian deserts and remote islands in the Arabian Sea, visiting castles in Syria and innumerable souks in medieval Islamʹs great cities, Mackintosh-Smith sought clues to Ibn Battutahʹs life and times, encountering the ghost of "IB" in everything from place names (in Tangier alone, a hotel, street, airport, and ferry bear IBʹs name), to dietary staples to an Arabic online dating service -- and introducing us to a world of unimaginable wonders. -- Back cover.

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