The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century

The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century

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By (author) Ross E. Dunn

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Paperback | 370 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 206mm x 28mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 1 April 1990
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520067436
  • ISBN 13: 9780520067431
  • Edition statement: Reprinted edition

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Ross Dunn here recounts the great traveler's remarkable career, interpreting it within the cultural and social context of Islamic society and giving the reader both a biography of an extraordinary personality and a study of the hemispheric dimensions of human interchange in medieval times.

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Ross E. Dunn is Professor of History at San Diego State University.

Review quote

"Professor Dunn's book is based on Ibn Battuta's own writings. . . . and provides a commentary on the society and places which he visited, making admirable use of the great increase of our knowledge over the last generation. The result is fascinating."--Taya Zinkin, "Asian Affairs