The Odyssey of Ibn Battuta: Uncommon Tales of a Medieval

Ibn Battuta was, without doubt, one of the world s truly great travelers Born in fourteenth century Morocco, and a contemporary of Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta left an account in his own words of his remarkable journeys, punctuated by adventure and peril, throughout the Islamic world and beyond Whether sojourning in Delhi and the Maldives, wandering through the mazy stree The Odyssey of Ibn Battuta: Uncommon Tales of a Medieval Adventurer


About the Author: David Waines

David Waines is Emeritus Professor of Islamic Studies, Lancaster University in England He has also held teaching or research posts in Canada, Egypt, Spain and the Netherlands.



10 thoughts on “The Odyssey of Ibn Battuta: Uncommon Tales of a Medieval Adventurer

  1. Horus Horus says:

    This excellent book analyses and discusses the travels and writings of the Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta Leaving home in 1325, he did not return for 30 years Many historical treatises often reference Ibn Battuta when discussing religion, local culture, even food and appearances as observed by the traveller His scope of travel is significant, even now, but especially for the ti


  2. Elizabeth Scott Elizabeth Scott says:

    This scholarly book takes selections from Ibn Battuta s writing and groups them into topics I m looking forward to reading the primary source.


  3. Alin Alin says:

    finally I got this book and unable to resist the temptation to start reading it though there are still some unfinished books


  4. Timothy Boyd Timothy Boyd says:

    Overall an interesting abridged account of the travels of this interesting Medieval Arab traveler explorer If you enjoy accounts of people s travel and experiences then I recommended this book.


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