The Adventures of Ibn Battuta

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

By (author) Ross E. Dunn

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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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  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 27.94mm | 498.95g
  • 01 Apr 1990
  • University of California Press
  • Berkerley
  • English
  • Reprinted edition
  • 0520067436
  • 9780520067431

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

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"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

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