I liked this book and read it within several months of reading the adventures of marco polo both men travelled asia in approximately the same time frame ( battuta was appx 30 years later) i found this book to be somewhat better than the marco polo book mr dunn provided great background on the historical forces that. I researched this story previously, and it really is fascinating--especially as counterpoint to the stories of marco polo, a lot of which are, if not actually fabricated by the man himself and his colleagues, definitely stretched for truth to the extreme on the other hand, the documentation on ibn battuta's travels. Ibn battuta was an amazing man who with very few possessions and only trust in almighty god travelled half the world and came back to describe it people mention marco polo as the first great explorer in world history however they dismiss ibn batuta at their peril ibn battuta was before marco polo by a few hundred years. Buy the adventures of ibn battuta: a muslim traveler of the fourteenth century revised edition by ross e dunn (isbn: 9780520243859) from amazon's book store everyday it really was a world-class achievement, and ibn battuta far exceeded the travels of the person he is most frequently compared with: marco polo.
The adventures of ibn battuta was first published in 1986 and came out this year in a new, revised edition it spins a wild but apparently true yarn about a trip that roughly paralleled but in many ways surpassed that of marco polo, the venetian merchant who took to the road a generation before battuta. The title of “history's most famous traveler” usually goes to marco polo, the great venetian wayfarer who visited china in the 13th century battuta had never kept journals during his adventures, but when he returned to morocco for good in 1354, the country's sultan ordered him to compile a travelogue. The eastern hemisphere, three times farther than marco polo, in search of knowledge and for the love of journey to mecca dramatizes the 5,000-mile journey ibn battuta made in 1325 and 1326 from his hometown of tangier the adventures of ibn battuta: a muslim traveler of the 14th century berkeley: university of.
At the end of their long travels, both men shared their experiences with the world via the books, the travels of marco polo and the travels of ibn battuta an analysis of those two read for this summer assignment was the adventures of ibn battuta (revised edition) written by ross e dunn the predominant reason as to. Battuta and marco polo traveled in a time around the 13th and 14th centuries when recording events was not as easy as it is today upon their return to their homes, both ibn battuta and marco polo recorded their adventures both of their stories were very influential, stimulating trade and travel in the regions about which. He was not the venetian marco polo, but ibn battuta of tangier, who set out eastward in 1325, the year after polo died ibn battuta's wanderings stretched from fez to beijing, and although he resolved not to travel the same path more than once, he made four hajj pilgrimages to makkah, in addition to crossing what, on a. 234 “travelling — it offers you a hundred roads to adventure and gives your heart wings”[ ibn battuta] moomtaz emrith (windsor, on, canada) he had already covered an incredible journey of some 111,700 kilometres that exceeded by far the journey of the famous european traveller, marco polo.
Over some 30 years, battuta traveled most of the islamic world, some 121,000 kilometres, a distance surpassing his contemporary, marco polo abu abdullah muhammad ibn battuta, also he dictated an account of his adventures to ibn juzayy, a scholar and friend he met in granada the account, a gift to those who. This narrative of high adventure rivals, or even surpasses, the explorations of battuta's near contemporary, marco polo told with humour, irony and pathos, his travelogue is filled with marvels which blend idealism with reality l p harvey reviews ibn battuta's journeys and discusses the major themes of the travels. Ibn battuta, traveler from tangier when it comes to globetrotting, even marco polo takes a back seat to this fourteenth-century voyageur in the year 1349 a dusty arab horseman rode slowly toward the city of tangier on the north african coast for ibn battuta, it was the end of a long journey when he left his home in.
In this lesson, students will explore the adventures of these three world travelers after viewing three short videos about their journeys, students will analyze photographs of a city that all three travelers visited, write a log entry describing a sighting of zheng he's fleet of ships, and then read excerpts from marco polo's and ibn. Unlike marco polo, ibn battuta came from an educated family and in fact, the idea to explore the muslim world across the globe was not his initial. Series of documentary travelogues in which tim mackintosh smith follows in the footsteps of 14th century moroccan scholar ibn battutah, who covered. Ibn battuta (center) muslim legal scholar ibn battuta recorded an account of his travels during the first half of the fourteenth century a book of his personal accounts reveals the wide scope of the muslim world at that time during the life of ibn battuta, the islamic civilization stretched from the atlantic coast of.
Battuta and marco polo recorded their adventures both of their stories were very influential, stimulating trade and travel in the regions they wrote about ibn battuta's desire to see the lands where his fellow muslims lived led him across asia, africa, and europe and the seas between his nearly thirty years of travel began.
In 1325, the year after marco polo's death, another young traveler, ibn battuta, embarked on a tour of asia and africa that lasted nearly 30 years in total, he traveled an astonishing 75,000 miles, much more than marco polo in 1352, ibn battuta joined a desert caravan headed for mali on his last great adventure. Ibn battuta was a world-renowned islamic explorer, he traveled to forty-five nations throughout asia, africa and the middle east. This pin was discovered by matt jess discover (and save) your own pins on pinterest.