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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Here he stayed for about two weeks in the wooden walled town as a guest of the sultan, ginb then the sultan provided him with supplies and sent him on his way on one of his own junks to China. After the hajj in either orhe made his way to the port of Jeddah on the Red Sea coast.

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The land is snow-covered throughout northern Siberia and the only means of transport is dog-drawn sled. From there, they sailed to Calicut now known as Kozhikodewhere Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama would land two centuries later.

He then headed south to Shiraza large, flourishing city spared the destruction wrought by Mongol invaders on many more northerly towns. He attended the Royal High School, Edinburgh. Kosegarten, Johann Gottfried Ludwig For his details he relied exclusively on his memory, cultivated by the system of a theological education.


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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. Burckhardt, John Lewis Mackintosh-Smith, TimLandfalls: Ibn Battuta was very impressed with the hospitality that he received and would later stay in their hospices in more than 25 towns in Anatolia.

There are detailed descriptions of the towns on the way and the customs of the inhabitants. Ibn Battuta’s ship almost sank on embarking from Sri Lanka, only for the vessel that came to his rescue to suffer an attack by pirates.

He also mentions that many people would visit the Shah to seek guidance. This first complete and scholarly edition in English has proved essential to orientalists and illuminating to medievalists. One was Sheikh Burhanuddin who is supposed to have foretold the destiny of Ibn Battuta as a world traveller saying “It seems to me that you are fond of foreign travel. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

On his return home, he stopped for a while in Marrakechwhich was almost a ghost town following the recent plague and the transfer of the capital to Fez. After reaching Mecca he decided to return to Morocco, nearly a quarter of a century after leaving home. On 17 Novemberfollowing a month spent in Mecca, Ibn Battuta joined a large caravan of pilgrims returning to Iraq across the Arabian Peninsula.

From there, Ibn Battuta travelled southwest battua a river he believed to be the Nile it was actually the river Nigeruntil he reached the capital of the Mali Gigb. Ibn Battuta remained in Mecca for some time the Rihla suggests about three years, from September until autumn Ibn Batutta noted that the palace of Khanbaliq was made of wood and that the ruler’s “head wife” Empress Gi held processions in her honour.


University Press of America. Archived from the original on 10 October From the Syrian port of Latakiaa Genoese ship took him and his companions to Alanya on the southern coast of modern-day Gkbb. TangierMarinid Morocco. Faried Manan rated it liked it Dec 01, The trade was done between merchants and the mysterious people without seeing each other.

Without this help many travellers would be robbed and murdered. This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat Although Ibn Battuta never mentioned this visit specifically, when he heard the story it may have planted a seed in his mind as he then decided to cross the Sahara and visit the Abttuta kingdoms on its far side.

Ibn Battuta Travels In Asia And Africa 1325-1354

Volume III by H. His next destination was the town of Isfahan across the Zagros Mountains in Persia. InIbn Battuta arrived in Damascus with the intention of retracing the route of his first hajj.