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  • Ibn Battuta Essay

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    Ibn Battuta Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad ibn Battutah or simply Ibn Battuta, also known as Shams ad–Din (February 25, 1304–1368 or 1369), was a Muslim Moroccan explorer, known for his extensive travels published in the Rihla (literally, "The Journey"). Over a period of thirty years, he visited most of the known Islamic world, includingNorth Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa, Southern Europe and Eastern Europe in the West, to the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China in

  • Ibn Battuta Essay

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    n Said Hamdun and Noel King's book Ibn Battuta in Black Africa, they point out some especially important contributions still lasting to modern day studies of society. In the year 1331 c.e, the world's major civilizations were in fact growing and advancing at an astonishing rate. Historians know quite a bit about a few cultures and empires of this time. These societies such as the Romans, Greeks, and Chinese to name a few kept written records of daily life and events. Accounts of these societies,

  • Ibn Battuta Essay

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    In Black Africa In Said Hamdun and Noel Kings book Ibn Battuta in Black Africa, it is made clear that the documentation of Battuta’s journey led to important contributions still lasting in modern day studies of society. In 1331 the major civilizations of the world were in growing and advancing at an accelerating pace. Prominent societies such as the Romans, Greeks, and Chinese had kept written records of daily life and culture. Ibn Battuta’s travels to not only known societies but the unknown as

  • Ibn Battuta Essay

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    21, Ibn Battuta left Tangier to make the hajj. It was both a holy journey and an adventure. The trip by land from Tangier to Mecca was a 3,000 mile journey across the coastal plains, deserts, and mountains of Mediterranean Africa. Even though the journey was dangerous, pious Muslim scholars made the trek to perform the pilgrimage and study in the mosques and colleges of Egypt, Syria, and Arabia. Ibn Battuta joined a caravan and spent eight to nine months reaching Egypt. In Egypt, Ibn Battuta visited

  • Ibn Battuta Essay

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    THIS IS NOT MINE Moroccan native, Ibn Battuta, was an accomplished travel writer and chronicler offeringa unique perspective of the medieval period in the Middle East region. He provided a firsthandaccount of his pilgrimage to the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina, which he firstundertook in his early twenties. His travels however, took him far beyond the confines of asimple pilgrimage. He recounts tales of visits with Emirs and Sultans, pious religious men, richexotic cities, beautiful

  • Ibn Battuta Essay

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    Saheel Qureshi Brown- Period 5 6/17/2014 My Travels around the world I, Ibn Battuta am one of the greatest travelers of all time. Throughout my life I have travelled more than 75,000 miles. My family was full of scholars and judges of the Islamic legal system. My family inspired me to get a good education as well. When I turned 21 I started my travels. Like all Muslims I first wanted to make the pilgrimage to Mecca, and then travel east to study with finest scholars. I left Tangier in 1325 and

  • Ibn Battuta In Black Africa Essay

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    Ibn Battuta was an Arab traveler born in Tangier. He spent 30 years travelling the Muslim world. He traveled in Northern Africa, the Middle East, India, and Central and East Asia. Battuta kept notes as he traveled that showed his insights to the places he visited. This book detailed how he felt about the black African people he met their ways, private lives morals, and religion. Ibn Battuta lived quite a life and kept records about his travels. Battuta’s words were edited by a scribe by the name

  • Ibn Battuta Marco Polo Essay

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    Battuta and Polo: Recruiters of the Medieval Period Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta were the greatest travelers of their time. During their lives they gave light where there was darkness. They explored almost the entire known world and told about their travels through diaries to supply knowledge to the West. Out of all their travels though, Marco and Ibn had a special fascination with China because it was so different than their native homes. They wrote about China like it was a fantasy wonderland

  • Marco Polo & Ibn Battuta Essay

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    iven the difficulties and dangers of traveling in the 13th and 14th centuries, most people on the Eurasian landmass lived and died very close to where they were born without ever venturing very far from home.[1] Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta, however, were very different from most people. These two not only traveled the length and breadth of the Eurasian landmass, but they left written accounts of what they had seen. These writings give us valuable insights into the Christian and Muslim perspectives

  • Ibn Battuta: Traveler From Tangier Essay

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    Ibn Battuta may well be called the biggest diamond in the rough when compared to other famous travelers and explorers. Ibn Battuta travels exceed the distances of Marco Polo, Vasco de Gama, and Christopher Columbus combined 125 years prior to their explorations and yet he was unheard of, this is because his travels were lost to the western world. Until his travels were discovered in Algeria Ibn Battuta’s travels were unheard of to a mass population of the world. Even today, debates arise in concern