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The adventures of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim traveler of the fourteenth century

Author: Ross E Dunn
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008, ©2005.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Dunn, Ross E.
Adventures of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim traveler of the 14th century.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2004005791
(OCoLC)54692490
Named Person: Ibn Batuta; Ibn Batuta
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ross E Dunn
OCLC Number: 801665668
Description: 1 online resource
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Responsibility: 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 to 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, transhemispheric cultural setting of medieval Islam."--Jacket.

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