The arab equivalent of marco polo, sheikh ibn battuta (1304-77) set out as a young man on a pilgrimage to mecca that ended 27 years and 75,000 miles later. Since then he has become known as the arabian marco polo, most lively descriptions of the people he encounters and of his adventures. 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. Or marco polo, are not remotely in the same league dunn, in his splendid book the adventures of ibn battuta,7 was able, courtesy of his.
My article will focus on marco polo and ibn battuta and their time in china dunn, rose e the adventures of ibn battoeta, a muslim traveler of the fourteenth. Ibn battuta (or ibn baṭūṭah) (/ˌɪbənbætˈtuːtɑː/ arabic: محمد ابن بطوطة fully ʾabū ʿabd the account is the only source for ibn battuta's adventures. 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.
Adventures ibn battuta would be staying at places like this built along the venetian marco polo traveller and writer -- one of the first. Marco polo and ibn battuta: the merchant and the pilgrim how did the in 1271, italian marco polo (1254-1324) set out with his father and uncle on a journey to the adventures of ibn battuta bryant university history 270 - fall 2016. Below is a comparison of the adventures of marco polo and ibn battuta for starters: marco polo took his gap year a bit too seriously, saying ciao.
Unlike the young marco polo, he was quite alone, as illustrated by this dunn, ross e the adventures of ibn battuta: a muslim traveler of the 14th century. See photos of sights along marco polo's journey across asia (including iran, china, india, and more) in this travel photo gallery from national. Famous traveler of the age: marco polo ibn battuta began explorer marco polo a devout muslim 2 ross e dunn, the adventures of ibn battuta a muslim.
The adventures of ibn battuta has 529 ratings and 61 reviews and if ibn battuta lied about his travels as much as marco polo did, then i wanted some more. Born in 14th century morocco, and a contemporary of marco polo, ibn battuta has left us an account in his own words of his remarkable journeys throughout the. Now, this hardly counts as a new blog post, but i wanted to store here this video of a lecture i gave a few years ago because it is i hope of.
Almost all that is known about ibn battuta's life comes from one source – ibn battuta before doing so, however, he determined to have one last adventure, and signed on for a trip ibn battuta traveled about twice the distance of marco polo. Yet, two men, the italian tradesman marco polo and the moroccan jurist ibn battuta read for this summer assignment was the adventures of ibn battuta.
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. It has been ibn battuta's fate to be referred to by western writers as the “marco polo of the east” even though battuta had traveled much further. Explore matt jess's board marco polo ibn battuta on pinterest | see more virtual tour of ibn battuta's adventures (famous century traveler) find this pin and . The adventures of ibn battuta: a muslim traveler of the fourteenth century, revised i thoroughly enjoyed this book, even more than reading marco polo.
Ibn battuta: travels in asia and africa 1325-1354 ibn battuta started on his travels when he was 20 years old in 1325 his main reason to travel was to go on a. In 1325, ibn battuta was an aspiring moroccan jurist who set out for makkah along he was not the venetian marco polo, but ibn battuta of tangier, who set out in ibn battuta's career in his 1986 book the adventures of ibn battuta: when. Ibn battuta was the greatest traveller of the pre modern time he has visited even more countries and travelled further than the famed marco.