The Travels of Ibn Battuta [H.A.R. GIBB] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. No other medieval traveler is known to have journeyed so. Ibn Battuta (/ˌɪbənbætˈtuːtɑː/; Arabic: محمد ابن بطوطة ; fully ʾAbū ʿAbd al- Lāh Muḥammad Gibb still admits that he found it difficult to believe that Ibn Battuta actually travelled as far east as Erzurum. ^ In the Rihla the date of Ibn Battuta’s. Ibn Battuta’s interest in places was subordinate to his interest in people and his historical and religious background to the Travels is also added by H. A. R. Gibb.

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Ibn Battuta praised the craftsmen and their silk and porcelain ; as well as fruits such as plums and watermelons and the advantages of paper money. After the hajj of he left for East Africa, arriving back again in Mecca before the hajj. All of the local buildings were made from slabs of salt by the slaves of the Masufa tribe, who cut the salt in thick slabs for transport by camel.

He set out again with a caravan in February and after 25 days arrived at the dry salt lake bed of Taghaza with its salt mines.

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Oxford University Press, Mwaseem marked it as to-read Jan 18, Brendan added it Apr 28, Views Read Edit View batyuta. Many Ways of Speaking about the Self: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. After returning to Quanzhou inIbn Battuta began his journey back to Morocco. When Asia was the World.

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Rejaul Karim marked it as to-read Apr 20, Scholars however have pointed out numerous errors given in Ibn Battuta’s account of China, for example confusing the Yellow River with the Grand Canal and other waterways, as well as believing that porcelain was made from coal. His thesis, later published by the Royal Asiatic Society as a monograph, was written on the Arab conquests of Central Asia.


Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. He described it as “an exceedingly large city” with many rich merchants, noted for its high-quality fabric that was exported to other countries, including Egypt. When describing Damascus, Mecca, Medina and some other places in the Middle East, he clearly copied passages from the account by the Andalusian Ibn Jubayr which had been written more than years earlier.

Ibn Battuta and his party reached the Indus River on 12 September Ibn Battuta travelled from Beijing to Hangzhou, and then proceeded to Fuzhou. After his departure from al-Andalus he decided to travel battut Morocco. Continuing Perspectives on the Black Diaspora. Furthermore, Ibn Battuta’s description and Marco Polo’s writings share extremely similar sections and themes, with some of the same commentary, e.

Because of these difficulties, it is not possible to determine an accurate chronology of Ibn Battuta’s travels in the region. He took a bride in the town of Sfax[10] the first in a series of marriages that would feature in his travels. He further wrote that the authority of the Sultan extended from Malindi in the north to Inhambane in the batutta and was particularly impressed by the planning of the city, believing it to be the reason for Kilwa’s success along the coast.

The Travels of Ibn Battuta A.D v. 1 : H.A.R. Gibb :

Upon his return to Quanzhou, he soon boarded a Chinese junk owned by the Sultan of Samudera Pasai Sultanate heading for Southeast Asia, whereupon Ibn Battuta was unfairly charged a hefty sum by the crew and lost much of what he had collected during his stay in China. Eromsted added it Dec 21, Afraid to return to Delhi and be seen as a failure, he stayed for a time in southern India under the protection of Jamal-ud-Din, ruler of the small but powerful Nawayath sultanate on the banks of the Sharavathi river next to the Arabian Sea.


The index to all four parts is provided in Second Series Here he spent some time in the court of the short-lived Madurai Sultanate under Ghiyas-ud-Din Muhammad Damghani, [86] from where he returned to the Maldives and boarded a Chinese junkstill intending to reach China and take up his ambassadorial post.

Yule, Henry”IV. After a ten-day stay in Taghaza, the caravan set out for the oasis of Tasarahla probably Bir al-Ksaib [] [g] where it stopped for three days in preparation for the last and most difficult leg of the journey across the vast desert.

Although Ibn Battuta never mentioned this visit specifically, when he heard the story it may have planted a seed in his mind as he batfuta decided to cross the Sahara and visit the Muslim kingdoms on its far side. One of the first things he noted was that Muslims referred to the city as battutq meaning olivebut Ibn Battuta could not find any olives anywhere. Nation in Gibbb of a StateWestview Press: He may have entered via the Khyber Pass and Peshawaror further south. Here he stayed for about two weeks in the wooden walled town as a guest of the sultan, and then the sultan provided him with supplies and sent him on his way on one of his own junks to China.

Jojo Williams marked it as to-read Oct 05, Urduja was a brave warrior, and her people are opponents of the Yuan dynasty.