The Travels of Ibn Battutah

The Travels of Ibn Battutah In a young Moroccan law student set out from his home in Tangier to make the pilgrimage to Mecca Having completed the hajj Ibn Battutah continued onwards for an astonishing miles on foot

  • Title: The Travels of Ibn Battutah
  • Author: Ibn Battuta H.A.R. Gibb C.F. Beckingham Tahir Shah Tim Mackintosh-Smith
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1325, a young Moroccan law student set out from his home in Tangier to make the pilgrimage to Mecca Having completed the hajj, Ibn Battutah continued onwards for an astonishing 75,000 miles on foot, by camel, mule, horse, junk and raft the longest ever journey accomplished by an individual traveller until the modern age His travels, much extensive than Marco PoIn 1325, a young Moroccan law student set out from his home in Tangier to make the pilgrimage to Mecca Having completed the hajj, Ibn Battutah continued onwards for an astonishing 75,000 miles on foot, by camel, mule, horse, junk and raft the longest ever journey accomplished by an individual traveller until the modern age His travels, much extensive than Marco Polo s, reflect the widespread nature of Islamic civilisation Ibn Battutah found familiar hospitality in Syria, Iraq, Asia Minor, Afghanistan, India, Sri Lanka and Somalia, among other places After 29 years, he returned home and completed his Rihlah, or Travels a narrative that made him the greatest travel writer of the Islamic world.Ibn Battutah is a keen observer of different peoples and customs He notes that Meccans paint their eyes with kohl, and are constantly polishing their teeth with twigs of green arak wood He describes the social security system in Damascus a fallen meteor in Turkey and Hindu widows burning themselves alive in north west India a sight so frightful that he faints and nearly falls off his horse In Delhi, he befriends the Sultan, a generous and hospitable figure who nonetheless is capable of executing 350 men at a time He travels as far as the Maldives, where he is scandalised by the half naked women, and China the safest and best country for the traveller After retracing his steps from the Far East, he makes a final detour down through North Africa to Mali, where the houses and mosques are built of blocks of salt and people cover themselves in dust before the King Lively, opinionated and full of idiosyncratic details, his Travels paints a fascinating portrait of medieval civilisation beyond Europe.Tim Mackintosh Smith is an Arabist, traveller and writer, now residing in Yemen, and one of the foremost authorities on Ibn Battutah His abridgement of Ibn Battutah s gigantic narrative is a major achievement in itself Tahir Shah, a writer and film maker who has travelled in the footsteps of Ibn Battutah, has written a new introduction for this edition He describes first hearing Ibn Battutah s name in his grandfather s garden in Tangier, and praises Tim Mackintosh Smith s skilful selection Dazzling in its clarity, this pared down version of the Rihlah is an absolute joy to read Source foliosociety book BAT

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    1. رحلة ابن بطوطة تحفة النظار في غرائب الأمصار وعجائب الأسفارhebergeur d imagesمقدمة : و منذ وجد الإنسان وجد في نفسه الرغبة الملّحة في التنقل والإرتحال، لأنّه مفطور على حب الإستطلاع والتشوف والتشوق إلى معرفة كنه المجهول، والبحث وراء الخفيات، للتعرف على أسرارها، والإحاطة بشأنها، والإ [...]

    2. اسمه : (تحفة النظّار في غرائب الأمصار وعجائب الأسفار) قد يوحي لك أول وهلة عند قراءة هذا العنوان الكلاسيكي أننا أمام كتاب مسجوع من أوله للسطر الأخير فيه ولكن الحمد لله أن هذا الكتاب الجميل والرحلة الشهيرة مكتوبة بطريقة حديثة دون تكلف أو سجع أو إضافات نصوص شعرية في غير موضعها كك [...]

    3. I have been wanting to read Ibn Battutah ever since I lived in Morocco as a teenager, an experience that consolidated in me the same ‘overmastering impulse and desire long cherished’ to travel that he says first made him set off from his Moroccan home. Of course, he saw this through rather more thoroughly than I did. I spent two months InterRailing with a girlfriend, whereas he set off from Tangier in the summer of 1325 and didn't come back again for another twenty-four years.His full name w [...]

    4. Ibn Battutah, a Moroccan Arab traveller of the fourteenth century, made Marco Polo look like a stay-at home; he not only visited China and East Asia as Marco did but also took in India, the Maldives, Indonesia, the Sahara, Mali and Niger, and Arab-occupied Spain. Unlike Marco, he tended to travel first-class – more often than not as an honoured guest and counsellor to the various rulers, mostly Muslim, he met along the way.Ibn Battutah had this advantage over Polo – the world he travelled wa [...]

    5. اعطيه نجمتان فقط لأنه كتاب تراثي اولا ولأننا في أشد الحاجة لكتب الرحلات في حقبة العصور الوسطى الاخيره ففي هذه الحقبه بدأت الانوار تخبو من حولنا وتذهب الى مكان آخر وصفه الجغرافي قريب الى الصحة نوعا ما

    6. Ibn Battutah travelled from Morocco throughout the Muslim world and beyond as an itinerant jurist in the fourteenth century. His was an absolutely stupendous feat, with his travels ranging from Mali to the Ukraine and Ceylon to China, and all points in between.His work as a jobbing scholar afforded him access to religious leaders and courts throughout the lands he visited.I liked the insight to medieval Islam, and the sense that it's adherents regarded themselves as one community, for all that t [...]

    7. In contrast to the numerous modern travel books which seem to focus on the 'personality' of the writer or trivial observations, this is an epic in every sense of the word. The scale of the journey is immense in distance and time, IB stayed to work as a Qadi (judge)in several places along the way, this means that you really get a deep sense of the politics and the people in each destination. This depth is unlike some of the more superficial accounts of present books which rely on novelty and humo [...]

    8. أنهيت النسخة المبسطة عن الكتاب و اللي اصدرتها الهيئة العامة لقصور الثقافة بمصر ، في نهاية السنة اللي فاتت :) كان آخر كتاب انتهيت منه في 2015و الحقيقة اني اتفاجئت من بساطة سرد ابن بطوطة و مباشرته في الحكي ، الكتاب بيحوي كم هايل من الحكايات ، و المعلومات عن الأديان و الفنون و الجغر [...]

    9. Lovely little gem of a book. I tend not like travel books but this one referred to cities I have been to in places and gives you a historic background to them which is so so interesting. The book is about Ibn Battuta a resident of Tangiers (morocco), which I never knew, who travels across the middle-east and all the way across India all the way to China and back! He wrote this based on his travels from 1325 till 1354. In one instant he talks of the sea divers he meets off the coast of Persia and [...]

    10. এই স্মৃতিকথার সবচেয়ে ভালো দিক হলো, এই উপাখ্যান যুগের সন্তান, যাকে বলে প্রোডাক্ট অব ইটস টাইম। আমি এই টার্মকে এখানে ইতিবাচক হিসেবে ব্যবহার করব, কারণ ঐ যুগকে বুঝতে এটাই দরকার ছিল। সাতশো বছর আগে [...]

    11. Fascinating read about one of the world's first great explorers/tourists, who saw more of the world than even most modern jetsetters. He hits all the places I would love to see-- China, Persia, the Maldives, the Silk Road, southern Spain, and back again to Morocco. A great perspective of the fourteenth century world, this account shows first hand the sweeping changes in society as this remarkable individual travels behind the devestation of the Mongol invasion and the Black Death in Europe, Midd [...]

    12. قصص وحكايات من مختلف مدن العالم ينقلها ابن بطوطة الرحالة الذي جاب العالم في القرن الثالث عشر، يتميز الكتاب بنقله لوقائع شعوب ومشاهدات لمدن في عصر قلما تجد من يوثق فيه مشاهداته وكيف كانت حياة الناس في تلك المدن قبل 8 عصور، بعض القصص أراها لايقبلها عقل من شدة المبالغة فيها وهذا [...]

    13. done, finally. I went through it very quickly to define the perception of Ibn Battita toward himself as traveller and his perception to others. Also, is his language of describing places was driven by his ego-biased and his spiritual and cultural background

    14. I’m afraid this review is going to be more on picture I got of Ibn Battuta than of his book. The reason is, he has written mostly of how he felt about the places he visited and how his personal life was at those places. To me, his descriptions are very narrow minded and self-centered, therefore very little information on the places he travelled and how it was during that period. Of cause I don’t blame him. We have at least this information because he did write something.The main thing he tel [...]

    15. অবশেষে বইটা শেষ হলো। এই সময়ের অনেক ঘটনার ক্ষেত্রে বতুতাই সবচেয়ে নির্ভরযোগ্য সূত্র। তবে মূলত হজ্ব করতে এই মানুষটির সফরের কেন্দ্রে ছিল তাঁর বিশ্বাস। তাই ইসলামকে কেন্দ্র করেই তার বর্ণনা আবর [...]

    16. Ne zaman canım birşeylere sıkılsa bu seyahatnameden bir kaç bölüm okur ve masalsı bir geçmişe kapılır giderim. İnsanın içinde biryerlerde tuhaf bir hüzün kimi Zaman hoş bir tebessüm bırakıyor sayfalar size.

    17. تقييم هذه الرحلة صعب للغاية ، فهي ممتعة من حيث الوصف وخيال المؤلف ، ولكن المؤلف محترف للكذب وخاصة مع من خالفه في المعتقد ، فقلت الفائدة العلمية من الرحلة للخرافات التي يؤمن بها المؤلف .

    18. WORLD TRAVEL CLASSICS---THE TRAVELS OF IBN BATTUTA AND THE TRAVELS OF MARCO POLO —-FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA —-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEFFor most of us coming from a Western background when we think of the great travelers and travel accounts of world history the name that first comes to mind is of course that of Marco Polo, the 13th Century Venetian whose Odyssey took him to the China court of the Mongol Emperor of Yuan Dynasty Kub [...]

    19. This book is a farce. Battuta may have journeyed during his lifetime, but this record - made after he returned from the twenty-nine year excursion - contains so many errors that it raises more than skepticism. The translator, an English clergyman in the 1820s was obviously enamored of this traveler and proud of his own knowledge of Arabic. He continuously makes excuses for Battuta when places he visited cannot be found in any other historical/geographical record. Battuta records Islamic historie [...]

    20. The Travels (تحفه  النظار في غرائب الأمصار وعجائب الاسفار) by Ibn Battutah . I can describe it like reading a page writin 700 years ago it's a glimpse in a world that no longer exists ibn Battutahs account covered everything from the bazaars and people of the many cities and lands he visited to the hardships he faced on the road from Morroco to China and back . its also worth mentioning that there is a bit of a culture shock related to this read this is fo [...]

    21. قال الشيخ الفقيه,العالم الثقة النبيه,الناسك الأبر,وفد الله المعتمر,شرف الدين المعتمد في سياحته على رب العالمين,ابو عبد الله محمد بن عبد الله بن محمد بن ابراهيم اللواتي ثم الطنجي,المعروف بابن بطوطةجوال الارض و مخترق الاقاليم بالطول والعرض,الذي طاف الأرض معتبرا, وطوى الأمصار [...]

    22. Very interesting book. Loved every page of it. After reading the book I have the feeling that people in former times were far more tolerant than today. According to this book they atleast accepted that other people might have other believes. Not that I wanted to live in those times because they had some really rough methods to punish people. I especially loved the description of various cities in India and China.

    23. A very approachable introduction to one of the world's greatest travellers. I found Battuta's viewpoints on the travels most interesting. Marrying, divorcing, parenting as he travelled all were entirely acceptable; brandishing errant slaves also seemed within reason, but visiting a court and not being given money or presents to keep him during his stay was totally wrong!A must read for any traveller.

    24. ملحوظة : الناس على ما هم عليه حتى لو حصل ليهم تغيير جذري زي دخول الإسلام مثلا, لأسباب وراثية ونفسية واجتماعية وحضارية وحاجات كتير كده هتلاقيهم بردو محتفظين بعاداتهم وتقاليدهم حتى لو تعارض بعضها مع تعاليم الإسلام اشطه يعني وبيكونو ملتزمين بالعبادات.غالبا الهدف في النهاية عند [...]

    25. A must read for those who do not know of Ibn Battuta. Well written and documented, it carries you through the journeys and offers a different view than the contemporary, and better known but perhaps less travelled, Marco Polo.

    26. Rihlah Ibnu Battuta oleh Dr. Muhammad Hanafis, Penerbitan Seribu Dinar. Siapa penulis budiman ini? Kalau ia diterjemahkan ke bahasa Melayu oleh orang lain, ternyata gagal.Saya mula baca sebelum Subuh tadi bermula Bab 1: Perjalanan Ke Tangier, kemudian melompat ke Bab 7: Perjalanan Ke Anatolia. Bab pertama sudah pening kepala dengan susunan ayat yang gagal menterjemahkan keindahan perjalanan Ibnu Battuta. Bab 7 agak okey justeru saya mengetahui kebanyakan nama-nama lokasi di Anatolia daripada pen [...]

    27. و أخيراً أنهيت الكتاب بجزئيه ، كانت رحلة ممتعة للغاية بالرغم من بعض الأخطاء الواضحة الموجودة في الكتاب، هناك أخطاء تتعلق بالتسلسل المنطقي و الجغرافي للرحلات بالإضافة إلى بعض الأخطاء الموجودة في الهامش و التي أدرجها المحقق لتفسير بعض المعاني . في مقدمة الكتاب وردت إشارة إلى [...]

    28. Meine Erwartungen an diesem Buch waren hoch, und ich wurde nicht enttäuscht. Eigentlich habe ich dieses Buch von Ibn Batutta vor Jahren gelesen, also werde ich nicht so ins Detail eingehen können, da ich das meiste mitlerweile vergessen habe. Aber an einige Geschichten, welche er auf seiner Reise erlebt hatte, kann ich mich grob errinnen. Hier ein grober üBerblick:Ein junger Kaufmann, Ibn Batutta, macht sich vom Maghreb auf den Weg um die Pflicht eines jeden gläubigen Muslims nachzugehen-Die [...]

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