of the Rehla had said, ‘ThiB 1 I.e. journey or travelling ; also -written as Rihla. 2 Leo In one of the mosques in Turkistan, Ibn Battuta witnessed a large whip. ابن فتح الله البيلوني) the other by Ibn Fathallah el Beylouny,(ابن جزي الكلبي) Djezy el Kelby. SOI printed by mistake ali i v LJI); the latter I possess.” He tells. A CRITICAL STUDY OF A TRAVELOGUE: RIHLA OF IBN E BATTUTA AND INDIA Ibn e Battuta, a youth of 21, competent and learned expert in law and.

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Ibn Battuta

bxttuta See Index I for a detailed map illustrating all his travels. Since he was not yet 50 when he stopped traveling, he is thought to have married again and to have had more children. In Ceylon, Ibn Battuta met the sultan of the island, who enjoyed conversing with him.

Ibn Battuta felt shame at the offer, and answered the sultan that his only desire was to see the famed trace of the foot of Adam supposed to be on the island [35].

All the Vezeirs, Amirs, mansabdars, scholars and saints, embassadors and visitors, slaves and soldiers were to stand before the Sultan, at appointed places in a specific formation. Rihla is not the biographies of the rulers but it brings the people, their culture, customs and even their foods before the peeping eyes of the researchers of the following years.

The river Indus resembles it in this feature…. Geography and cartography in medieval Islam. The exterior of the burial monument of Ibn Battuta in Tangier, built on his family’s land, part of a garden. In the interior rkhla Africa, he visited the mighty Mali Madinka state, in particular the cities of Timbuctu and Gao [9]. May be of historical vattuta, but Ross E. The sojourn ended in about a year when he battuha China via the same sea route to Calicut.


My father and mother were still alive, and with great pain, I parted with them. Articles containing Arabic-language text. All the Mongol rulers had gone, petty rulers were fighting for independence, and, the whole world had been caught by the Black Death; Plague. The orientalists again are doubtful about the accuracy of this dates, particularly those relating his travel from Makkah to India, arguing that it would have been impossible to cover such enormous battufa from Mecca in the course of only one year.

Ibn Battuta received literary and scholastic education when he was quite young. Log In Sign Up. A rare and important work covering the rih,a and history of the medieval Arab world, this primary sourcebook will be welcomed by students and scholars for its inherent historical value.

So, in November, he joined an official caravan to Persia. The two men collaborated for two years, with Ibn Battuta telling his story and drafting notes about it. The vast networks of trade routes were safeguarded and protected by regional monarchs carefully.

Read more Read less. There he had a dream of a large bird that carried him far eastward and left him there. This port city on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean lies 45 miles west of the Mediterranean Sea, close to the western side of rihlx Strait of Gibraltar — where Africa and Europe nearly collide. It may not have every word of the work, but it more than makes up for it by providing tons of cultural and historical background and by being very readable. However, he gives the details of architecture and its characteristics of the fort of Delhi, its four parts and numerous buildings built by Delhi Rila till the reign of Sultan Tughluq.


Ibn Battuta visited another saint who lived a quiet life of devotion in a town near Alexandria. So, Ibn e Battuta was hosted at the courts of Turkish princes and honored as a religious and legal scholar.


Very good basic travelog. This page was last edited on 16 July rohla, at It is easy to marry in these islands because of the smallness of the dowries and the pleasures of society which the women offer Ibn Battuta was interested in political conditions and glories of foreign rulers; in economic factors, in all sorts of strange customs, such as those obn marriage and burial; in the construction of Indian beds and the kind of fuel used in China; in strange inventions, such as wagons in the Crimea or supposed way of getting rid of vermin; in remarkable animals, minerals, and to a greater degree, trees and plants, especially those useful to humans [16].

To form an idea on the variety of Ibn Batuta’s observations, a few examples follow. Likewise the notes are very dated and not very helpful. Nonetheless, this book is an interesting historical document in itself. He reached to al-Qiram and availed the chance to travel to Volga under the patronage of Kipchak ruler Uzbeg Khan.

Ibn Battuta’s Rihla

Partner content Big History Project 8. Visit our Help Pages. Although exceptionally rich in personal data, the RihlaRosenthal notes, was not meant to constitute a personal record in terms of the circumstances of the author’s life or the proper sequences of his itinerary [31]. It is not the fault of the translator inasmuch as he translated from an abridged Arabic manuscript.

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