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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 of 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, trans-hemispheric cultural setting of medieval Islam.

About the Author

Ross E. Dunn is Professor of History, San Diego State University, and the editor of The New World History: A Teacher's Companion (2000).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520243859
Subtitle:
A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century
Author:
Dunn, Ross E
Author:
Dunn, Ross E.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Travel, Medieval
Subject:
Travelers - Islamic Empire
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
DIR2001-01
Publication Date:
20041209
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w photographs, 12 maps
Pages:
379
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 1 lb

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