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The Travels of Ibn Battuta: A Guided Arabic Reader

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The Travels of Ibn Battuta: A Guided Reader is a unique Arabic literature and history textbook for students at the High Intermediate to Advanced level. Ibn Battuta was the greatest traveler of the medieval period, and his narrative provides an unmatched view of medieval civilization from Spain to China, and from Russia to Mali. Students will read the authentic descriptions ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 14th 2016 by American University in Cairo Press (first published April 5th 2016)
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Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: advanced Arabic learners
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An excellent chrestomathy of Ibn Batuta's writings that presents fascinating passages from the original text and provides just the right amount of introductory commentary, glosses, and exercises. This text would work well for a content-focused third-year class or as a self-study course for advanced learners.

My main gripe is that here, as in many bilingual texts, the Arabic font face is too small. In my experience, Arabic font sizes need to be set two sizes larger to look comparable in size to th
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