Ibn Battuta in Black Africa: Expanded Edition for the 700th Anniversary of IBN Battuta's Birth / Edition 1

Ibn Battuta in Black Africa: Expanded Edition for the 700th Anniversary of IBN Battuta's Birth / Edition 1

by Muhammad B. Ibn Battuta, Noel King, Noel Quinton King, Said Hamdun
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1558763368

ISBN-13: 9781558763364

Pub. Date: 08/10/2005

Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated

For 29 years, Tangier native Battuta (1304-77) criss-crossed the eastern hemisphere and recorded his experiences, especially the people he met. King (U. of California-Santa Cruz) and Hamdun (U. of Nairobi) translate excerpts from his Arabic Rihla that recount his time in black Africa. The 1994 edition is reissued here to commemorate Battuta's 700th birthday,

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For 29 years, Tangier native Battuta (1304-77) criss-crossed the eastern hemisphere and recorded his experiences, especially the people he met. King (U. of California-Santa Cruz) and Hamdun (U. of Nairobi) translate excerpts from his Arabic Rihla that recount his time in black Africa. The 1994 edition is reissued here to commemorate Battuta's 700th birthday, with new appendices which include reports by other Arab travelers and historians—some of whom also witnessed events described by Battuta. They include Ibn Khaldun (c.1332-1406), al-Maqqari (c.1591-1632), Ibn al-Dawadari (c.1309-1335), and Al-Maqrizi (c.1364-1442). Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558763364
Publisher:
Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/10/2005
Edition description:
Expanded 700th Anniversary
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
422,572
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.61(d)

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