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The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354, Volume IV (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, 178) by Ibn Batuta - First Edition - 1994 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000319)

The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354, Volume IV (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, 178)

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The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354, Volume IV (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, 178)

by Ibn Batuta

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London: The Hakluyt Society, 1994. Hardcover. Blue cloth over boards with gilt titles to spine and vignette of sailing ship Victoria on front board. As New book in a Near Fine jacket. Light rubbing to jacket. First Edition; not a reprint. Full title:
The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭuṭa, A.D. 1325-1354, Translated with revisions and notes from the Arabic text edited by C. Defremery and B.R. Sanguinetti by H. A. R. Gibb, Volume IV. The translation completed with annotations by C.F. Beckingham. Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, No. 178. Volume IV only. Pages i-viii + 773-983, 4 plates. Not from a library. No remainder mark.

This volume completes the translation of Ibn Battuta's narrative. In Volume IV he describes his journey to the coast where he embarked near Cambay and sailed to Calicut. Here the ships which were to take them to China were wrecked. Ibn Battuta joined the Sultan of Honavar in a temporarily successful attack on Goa, and then went to the Maldives, which had not long been converted to Islam by another North African. Here he functioned as a judge, married into the ruling elite, and became involved in a plot to bring the islands under the authority of a bloodthirsty Sultan in south India. On the way to join him, Ibn Battuta found himself in Ceylon and took the opportunity to climb Adam's Peak. He abandoned the planned invasion of the Maldives, to which he returned briefly, and the sailed to Bengal to visit an ascetic in Sylhet. He claims to have visited several countries in south-east Asia, including Sumatra and Java and some which cannot be satisfactorily identified, and arrived at Chuan-chou in China. After going to Canton he travelled by a non-existent river to Hang-chou and Beijing. His return to Morocco, during which he witnessed the ravages of the Black Death in Syria and Egypt, and called at Cagliari in a Catalan ship, is described summarily. He made two more journeys, the first to part of Spain still under Muslim rule, which included Gibraltar, Ronda, Malaga and Granada, and the other across the Sahara to the kingdom of Mali on the upper Niger, from which he returned to Fez via Timbuktu, Gao, Air, the Hoggar country and Tuat. Continued from Second Series 141, with continuous pagination. The first two parts are Second Series 110 and 117. The index to all four parts is provided in Second Series 190.

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Title
The Travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa, A.D. 1325-1354, Volume IV (Works issued by the Hakluyt Society, Second Series, 178)
Author
Ibn Batuta
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Hardcover
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Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0904180379
ISBN 13
9780904180374
Publisher
Hakluyt Society
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1994
Keywords
Ibn Batuta, autobiography, biography, memoir, travelogue, exploration, journeys, travel, India, Maldives, Ceylon, China, Spain, Mali, Orient, Africa, Islamic Empire
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Africa; India; Exploration, Expeditions, and Discoveries; History; Hakluyt Society; Biographies; Asia; Middle East;
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