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The adventures of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim traveler of the 14th century

Author: Ross E Dunn
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
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"Ross Dunn here recounts the great traveler's remarkable career, interpreting it within the cultural and social context of Islamic society and giving the reader both a biography of an extraordinary personality and a study of the hemispheric dimensions of human interchange in medieval times." --Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Ibn Batuta; Ibn Batuta
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ross E Dunn
ISBN: 9780520272927 0520272927
OCLC Number: 779247091
Notes: Previous edition: 2005.
Description: xxiv, 359 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. Tangier --
2. The Maghrib --
3. The Mamluks --
4. Mecca --
5. Persia and Iraq --
6. The Arabian Sea --
7. Anatolia --
8. The steppe --
9. Delhi --
10. Malabar and the Maldives --
11. China --
12. Home --
13. Mali --
14. The Rihla.
Responsibility: Ross E. Dunn.

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"Professor Dunn's book is based on Ibn Battuta's own writings. . . . and provides a commentary on the society and places which he visited, making admirable use of the great increase of our knowledge Read more...

 
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