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By H.A.R. Gibb,C.F. Beckingham

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ISBN-13: 9780904180374

This quantity completes the interpretation of Ibn Battuta's narrative. quantity III ended with Ibn Battuta's appointment by way of the Sultan of Delhi to accompany an embassy to China. In quantity IV he describes his trip to the coast the place he embarked close to Cambay and sailed to Calicut. right here the ships which have been to take them to China have been wrecked. Ibn Battuta joined the Sultan of Honavar in a briefly profitable assault on Goa, after which went to the Maldives, which had no longer lengthy been switched over to Islam by way of one other North African. right here he functioned as a pass judgement on, married into the ruling elite, and have become interested by a plot to deliver the islands lower than the authority of a bloodthirsty Sultan in south India. so as to subscribe to him, Ibn Battuta stumbled on himself in Ceylon and took the chance to climb Adam's height. He deserted the deliberate invasion of the Maldives, to which he again in short, and the sailed to Bengal to go to an ascetic in Sylhet. He claims to have visited numerous international locations in south-east Asia, together with Sumatra and Java and a few which can't be satisfactorily pointed out, and arrived at Ch'üan-chou in China. After going to Canton he travelled by way of a non-existent river to Hang-chou and Beijing. His go back to Morocco, in which he witnessed the ravages of the Black dying in Syria and Egypt, and referred to as at Cagliari in a Catalan send, is defined summarily. He made extra trips, the 1st to a part of Spain nonetheless less than Muslim rule, which integrated Gibraltar, Ronda, Málaga and Granada, and the opposite around the Sahara to the dominion of Mali at the top Niger, from which he back to Fez through Timbuktu, Gao, Aïr, the Hoggar nation and Tuat. Translated with revisions and new annotation from the Arabic textual content edited by means of C. Defrémery and B.R. Sanguinetti. endured from moment sequence 141, with non-stop pagination. the 1st elements are moment sequence one hundred ten and 117. The index to all 4 components is equipped in moment sequence a hundred ninety. this can be a new print-on-demand hardback version of the amount first released in 1994.

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