Ibn Batuta traveled through a huge swath of the known world of
the fourteenth century, and reading about his journey may make you want
to find out more about his world. Below are just a few of the many
resources available on other medieval travelers and the Islamic world.
- Ibn Jubayr, Muhammad ibn Ahmad. The Travels of Ibn
Jubayr. William Wright, ed. New York: AMS Press, 1973.
DS36.6 .I26 1973
- Ibn Jubayr was a 12th century Spanish Muslim traveler. The
text of this volume is in Arabic, with a reading glossary and an
introduction in English.
- The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies.
Sponsored by Georgetown University.
Accessed December 3, 2003.
- Collected links to online resources searchable by subject,
such as Islam, Travel, Geography, and more.
- Polo, Marco. The Travels of Marco Polo. A modern
translation by Teresa Waugh from the Italian by Maria Bellonci. New
York: Facts on File Publications, 1984.
G370 .P72 1984
- An attractive volume with line drawings and color
photographs of romantically recreated scenes.
- Savory, R. M., ed. Introduction to Islamic Civilisation.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976.
DS 36.85 .I57
- Includes illustrations and maps.
- Shihab al-Din. A Fourteenth Century Arab Account of
India Under Sultan Muhammad Bin Tughluq (Being English Translation of
the Chapters on India from Masalik al-Absar fi-Mamalik al-Amsar).
Aligarh, India: Siddiqi Publishing House, 1971.
- Shaikh Shihab al-Din al `Umari compiled the reports of
travelers during the 14th century; this book contains his book's two
chapters on India.
- Sourdel, Dominique. Medieval Islam. London ;
Boston : Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983. Translation of L'Islam
medieval by J. Montgomery Watt.
DS38.3 .S6313 1983
- A comprehensive survey of the medieval Islamic world.
- Stern, S. M., ed. History and Culture in the Medieval
Muslim World. London: Variorum Reprints, 1984.
DS38.3 .S84 1984
- A collection of reprinted articles on specific topics.
- Wagstaff, J.M. The Evolution of Middle Eastern
Landscapes: An Outline to A.D. 1840. London: Croom Helm, 1985.
DS62 .W28 1985b
- A study of geographical knowledge of the Middle East.