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By H. A. R. Gibb

Ibn Battuta was once born in Tangier in 1304. among 1324 and 1354 he journeyed via North Africa and Asia Minor and so far as China. On a separate voyage he crossed the Sahara to the Muslim lands of West Africa. His trips are expected to have lined over 75,000 miles and he's the one medieval traveler recognized to have visited each Muslim kingdom of the time, in addition to the 'infidel' nations of Istanbul, Ceylon and China. this primary quantity files the earliest trips via Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Arabia, on pilgrimage to the Holy locations of Islam. one of the certain descriptions of cities at the street and in their population, he offers a very circumstancial account of Medina and Mecca. Sir Hamilton Gibb's variation is in 4 volumes with creation and entire notes. this primary whole and scholarly version in English has proved necessary to orientalists and illuminating to medievalists. The travels are a massive resource for the political and fiscal lifetime of huge areas of Asia and Africa. The observations of this clever consultant of Islamic tradition on just about all the identified inhabited international past Europe supply fruitful comparisons with the existence and geographical wisdom of the West. Translated with revisions and new annotation from the Arabic textual content edited by way of C. Defr?ry and B.R. Sanguinetti. Covers travels in North-West Africa, Egypt, Syria, and to Mecca. persevered in moment sequence 117, 141, and 178, and with the index in a hundred ninety. the most pagination of the entire volumes is continuing. this can be a new print-on-demand hardback variation of the amount first released in 1958.

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