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For 29 years, Tangier native Battuta (1304-77) criss-crossed the eastern hemisphere and recorded his experiences, especially the people he met. King (U. of California-Santa Cruz) and Hamdun (U. of Nairobi) translate excerpts from his Arabic Rihla that recount his time in black Africa. The 1994 edition is reissued here to commemorate Battuta's 700th birthday, with new appendices which include reports by other Arab travelers and historians—some of whom also witnessed events described by Battuta. They include Ibn Khaldun (c.1332-1406), al-Maqqari (c.1591-1632), Ibn al-Dawadari (c.1309-1335), and Al-Maqrizi (c.1364-1442).
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