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The Travels of Ibn Batūta
With Notes, Illustrative of the History, Geography, Botany, Antiquities, etc. Occurring throughout the Work

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History

  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108041973

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  • This English edition of the work of the Arab traveller usually known as Ibn Battuta (1304–68/9) was translated by Rev. Samuel Lee (1783–1852), Professor of Arabic in the University of Cambridge, from 'the abridged Arabic manuscript copies, preserved in the Public Library of Cambridge', and published in 1829. Lee's work sparked widespread European interest in Ibn Battuta, who had set off from his native Morocco on a pilgrimage to Mecca in 1325, and kept travelling for the next twenty-four years, reaching as far east as China and as far south as Zanzibar, as well as visiting parts of Spain and the Byzantine Empire. On his return, he dictated an account of his travels; Lee translated an abridged version, but fuller versions were later discovered. There is doubt as to whether Ibn Battuta actually saw everything he described, but this account gives a fascinating world-view from the medieval period.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108041973
    • length: 270 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Dedication
    Preface
    1. Tanjiers
    2. Alexandria
    3. Upper Egypt
    4. Balbīs
    5. Jerusalem
    6. El Arūs
    7. Idhaj
    8. El Hilla
    9. Mecca
    10. Hormuz
    11. Anatolia
    12. Sanūb
    13. Fortress of Mahtūlī
    14. The River Sinde
    15. Conquest of Dehli
    Appendix
    16. Ibn Batūta arrives at the Queen Mother's Palace
    17. Sent on an embassy to China
    18. Arrival at Abi Sardar
    19. Description of the Maldive Islands
    20. Arrival in Ceylon
    21. Return to the coast of Coromandel
    22. Arrival at Sumatra
    23. Arrival in China
    24. Returns by the river to El Zaitūn
    25. Gibraltar.

  • Author

    Ibn Batuta

    Editor and Translator

    Samuel Lee

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