Travels in Asia and Africa: 1325-1354 (Hardback)
  • Travels in Asia and Africa: 1325-1354 (Hardback)
zoom

Travels in Asia and Africa: 1325-1354 (Hardback)

(author), (translator)
£250.00
Hardback 418 Pages
Published: 21/10/2004
Please note, this item can only be delivered to a UK address. Find out more
  • We can order this from the publisher

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

'One of the most fascinating travel books of all time' Times Literary Supplement
'He could not have been more 'modern' if he had been born in the twentieth century' Evening Standard
Ibn Battuta was the only medieval traveller who is known to have visited the lands of every Muhammadan ruler of his time and the extent of his journeys is estimated to be at least 75,000 miles. His work presents a descriptive account of Muhammadan society in the second quarter of the fourteenth century, which illustrates, among other things, how wide the sphere of influence of the Muslim merchants was.
Ibn Battuta's interest in places was subordinate to his interest in people and his geographical knowledge was gained entirely from personal experience. For his details he relied exclusively on his memory, cultivated by the system of a theological education. This edition, translated afresh from the Arabic text, provides extensive notes which enable the journeys to be followed in detail. Important historical and religious background to the Travels is also added by H. A. R. Gibb.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415344739
Number of pages: 418
Weight: 930 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

You may also be interested in...

brother. do. you. love. me.
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
Steeple Chasing
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Abroad in Japan
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Ship Beneath the Ice
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
Notes From A Small Island
Added to basket
Rambling Man
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
The Tourist
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Abroad in Japan
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Shadowlands
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
The Path of Peace
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Full English
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
The Seaside
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback
Great-Uncle Harry
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Erebus: The Story of a Ship
Added to basket
The Places In Between
Added to basket
Goodbye Eastern Europe
Added to basket
£10.99   £9.49
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: