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Travels of Ibn Battuta (04 Edition)by Ibn Battuta
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In 1326, Ibnand#160;Battuta began a pilgrimage to Meccaand#160;that ended 27 years and 75,000 miles later. His engrossing account of that journey provides vivid scenes fromand#160;Morocco, southern Russia, India, China, and elsewhere. "Essential reading . . . the ultimate in real life adventure stories." and#151; History in Review.
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Sheikh Ibn Battuta (1304-77) left his native Tangier on a pilgrimage to Mecca, and over the next 27 years, managed to visit the lands of every Muslim ruler of his time. Lee (Arabic, U. of Cambridge) selected from abridged manuscript copies of his Tijfat al-nuzzar fi ghara-ib al-amsar wa-'aja'ib al-asfar in the Public Library of Cambridge, focusing on the history, geography, botany, antiquities, and other matters he thought of interest to his contemporary readers. The Oriental Translation Committee, in London, published the 1829 edition, which is reproduced with Lee's notes. There is no index.
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One of the greatest travelers of his age, Battuta began a pilgrimage to Mecca in 1326 that ended 27 years and 75,000 miles later. His engrossing account of that journey provides vivid details of an odyssey that took him from Tangier to East Africa, southern Russia, India, China, and other areas.
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