Ibn Battuta

related topics
{son, year, death}
{land, century, early}
{god, call, give}
{country, population, people}
{island, water, area}
{line, north, south}
{day, year, event}
{city, large, area}
{war, force, army}
{work, book, publish}
{town, population, incorporate}
{law, state, case}

Hajji Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta (Arabic: أبو عبد الله محمد ابن بطوطة‎), or simply Ibn Battuta (February 25, 1304–1368 or 1369), was a Moroccan Berber Islamic scholar and traveller who is known for the account of his travels and excursions called the Rihla. His journeys lasted for a period of nearly thirty years and covered almost the entirety of the known Islamic world and beyond, extending from North Africa, West Africa, Southern Europe and Eastern Europe in the West, to the Middle East, Indian subcontinent, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China in the East, a distance readily surpassing that of his predecessors and his near-contemporary Marco Polo. With this extensive account of his journey, Ibn Battuta is often considered one of the greatest travellers ever.[1]

Contents

Full article ▸

related documents
Samuel Baker
Samuel Mudd
A Passage to India
Don Carlos
Joan of Kent
Siegfried Sassoon
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson
Kenneth MacAlpin
Rainer Maria Rilke
William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley
Macbeth of Scotland
Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor
Sons and Lovers
Fleeming Jenkin
House of Hohenzollern
Britannicus
Joanna of Castile
Harold Godwinson
Ferdinand VII of Spain
Malcolm IV of Scotland
Puyi
Casimir III of Poland
Emperor Temmu
Isabella of France
Emperor of China
Robert Southey
John Dryden
Marquis de Sade
Walter Scott
Lady Audley's Secret