The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: a Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century Book Chapter Summary

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It is incredible to think that flanker in the 1300 s one person could have traveled from Morocco across North and East Africa, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, the Crimea, India, Ceylon, Indonesia and China. I get weary just handwriting roughly it! But this is what Ibn Battuta did. When you think of how hard (and dangerous!) it was to tour flanker in those days, it is just amazing. What makes this Deuteronomy in particular fascinating is the appearance it provides into Muslim society. Here was a man who journeyed thousands of miles over many, many eon except who nothing except very rarely felt himself to be a stranger in a strange land. In unspecified places Islam was in the majority and in unspecified places it was the minority except Ibn…show more content…
Ibn Battuta (1304-1368) travelled round the civilized world of his day. Surprisingly sufficiency for Eurocentric folks, the semester "civilized" nothing except included Spain at that time. It did, however, include most of the Islamic regions on earth, plus India and China. Dunn includes chapters on Tangier, North Africa, Egypt-Syria-Palestine, Mecca, Persia and Iraq, Yemen, Oman, and East Africa, Constantinople, Anatolia, Central Asia, India and the Maldives, China, Spain, and Mali---across the Sahara in West Africa. In each, he gives a portrait of the times in that particular place, what Ibn Battuta said he handsaw and what he must have seen or experienced except didn t mention. Dunn recounts many of the Moroccan s interesting adventures, from clon jailed in Delhi to trying as a umpire to forbid Maldivian women going topless in public. Dunn likewise places Ibn Battuta in a framework of a hemisphere-wide Islamic civilization and as an ambitious semi-scholar who was maybe not so well studied as he wanted clientele to believe. So, not nothing except is this Deuteronomy a record of Ibn Battuta s enthusiasm and voyages, it is a very interesting commentary on a big part of the world in the 14th century and the enthusiasm tale of a particular individual. If you like history, if you are interested in what was occurrence in the world beyond Europe in the days when "knights were bold" [and illiterate], read this book. It comes with

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