The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: a Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century Book Chapter Summary

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It is incredible to think that flanker in the 1300 s one person could have traveled from Morocco across North and East Africa, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, the Crimea, India, Ceylon, Indonesia and China. I get weary just handwriting roughly it! But this is what Ibn Battuta did. When you think of how hard (and dangerous!) it was to tour flanker in those days, it is just amazing. What makes this Deuteronomy in particular fascinating is the appearance it provides into Muslim society. Here was a man who journeyed thousands of miles over many, many eon except who nothing except very rarely felt himself to be a stranger in a strange land. In unspecified places Islam was in the majority and in unspecified places it was the minority except Ibn …show more content…
He would likewise come up with grandiose ideas to rearrange the whole association which would normally wind up making everyone miserable, if not dead. Kind of sounds lovely familiar, doesn t it? I surmisal unspecified things don t detransitivise over the centuries..... Anyway, the nothing except drawback to this Deuteronomy is that Mister Dunn is trying to cram a lot of tour into a 300 page Deuteronomy so that unspecified of the time you feel as although you are clon given the "bum s rush" on one of those contemporary packet trips where they shuttle you across 14 cities in 14 days. After awhile unspecified of the itinerary starts to become one, big blur. It makes you wish that Mister Dunn would have decided to write a longer Deuteronomy where things could have proceeded at a more leisurely pace. But this Deuteronomy is a good starting point and it gave me a glance into a world I knew very little roughly except would like to study more of. Centuries-old travelogues tend to have this archaic, dusty kind of air roughly them. We may t recognize with the clientele who wrote them because the language in no way resembles ours. This is certainly the defect of those who translate those documents. Then too, travellers of medieval times or earlier tended to write roughly things not so much of interest today. In THE ADVENTURES OF IBN BATTUTA, Ross E.

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