Ibn Battuta: Travels in Asia & Africa
First published 1929.
Ibn Battuta's work presents a descriptive account of Muhammadan society in the second quarter of the fourteenth century, which illustrates, among other things, the extent of the sphere of influence of the Muslim merchants at that time.
This edition provides extensive notes, including important historical and religious background.
كتاب غني و مفيد إلى حدٍ ما , أشبه بمذكرات مليئ بالوصف , يسير الفِهم
ما نال إعجابيِ وصفه لمدينة دِمشق العزيزه و مصر بأسرارِها المكنونة التي تثير الدهشة
لا أنسى العراق أيضاً و حدائق شيراز الجميلة بأسواقها و مسالِكها
قِصص الهند و المجوهرات و خرافة جوز الهند بين الحكيم و الوزير و الملك
مدينة سمر قند ببساتينها و دكاكينها ووسعٍ محلها و فسيح المكان لا أسوار لها و لا أبواب عليها
ووادي السند الذي يفيضُ في أوانِ الحر فيزرع أهلها بالأرض كُل خيرٍ وبركة , وخيال الرخ الذي ظهر في البحر !
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This is a retelling of a 14th century Muslim boy named Ibn Battuta and his journey to Mecca. It is more about his travels than religion. He was born in Morocco and raised as a scholar. His journey lasted 29 years and we follow him on his travels through Africa, Asia, India, and China. Old world maps are included and one shows his travels from Tangier to Beijing and back. The text is set in beautifully bordered frames, sometimes with text around the frame...more
وأملي من ذلك ما...more
Ibn Battutah had this advantage over Polo – the world he travelled was a...more
Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuda…
Author: Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuda
Title: The Travels (edited by al-Bailuni)
Asia, Northern Africa, Eastern Europe
Length: 29 years
Type: overland & by ship
A wagging finger
[Please note: I've been reading a German translation that is based on the abridged edition published by al-Bailuni in the 17th...more
This version however is a direct translation of Batuta's journals. They are more like a sober account of his jour...more
For most of us coming from a Western background when we think of the great travelers and travel accounts of world history the name that first comes to mind is of course that of Marco Polo, the 13th Century Venetian whose Odyssey took him to the China court of the Mongol Emperor of Yuan Dynast...more
I especially loved the description of various cities in India and China.
We halted near this channel at a large village, which had as governor a negro, a pilgrim, and man of fine c...more
Mimo iż to historyczny materiał, książke dobrze się czyta. Nie ma tu aż tak dużo suchych opisów miast, a jest sporo opowieści, stosunków ludzkich i zwyczajów. Wszystko widziane i opisane przez zwykłego muzułmaniana, zupełnie inaczej to się odb...more
A line of text strings journal entries together like a line on a map connects cities, across and under and around illustrations rich with color and character, and lovely calligraphy, Chinese and Arabic depending on the locale. A philosophy of travel in keeping with Muslim thought...more
Ibn Battuta’s Bericht wurde i...more
Het eerste deel is nog wat saai, wanneer Battoeta nog diep in de Arabische wereld zit en vooral opsomt welke voorname personen hij in welke st...more
This is the shortened version of a much longer work and contains the main route and travails of the author. An early example of ghost writing, the ostensible author actually dictating to another, it is extremely interesting and gives huge insight into the Muslim world of the 14th century as well as describing many cities and regions, some of which are little changed today.
Anyone who appreciates media...more
Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn ِAbdullah Al Lawati Al Tanji Ibn Battuta (Arabic: أبو عبد الله محمد ابن عبد الله اللواتي الطنجي ابن بطوطة) was a Muslim Marinid Berber scholar and jurisprudent from the Maliki Madhhab (a school of Fiqh, or Sunni Islamic law), and at times a Qadi or judge. However, he is best known as a traveler and explorer, whose account documents his travels and excursions o...more