Ibn Battuta was just 21 when he set out in 1325 from his native Tangier on a pilgrimage to Mecca. He did not return to Morocco for another 29 years, travelling instead through more than 40 countries on the modern map, covering 75,000 miles and getting as far north as the Volga, as far East as China and as far south as Tanzania. He wrote of his travels, and comes across as a superb ethnographer, biographer, anecdotal historian and occasional botanist and gastronome. With this edition by Mackintosh-Smith, Battuta's TRAVELS takes its place alongside other indestructible masterpieces of the travel-writing genre.Biografía del autor:
Fourteenth century author Ibn Battutah is best known as an explorer and travel writer. His writings describe his extensive travels through most of the known Islamic world, from West Africa, Pakistan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and China.
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