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Ibn Batuta, the Arab Marco Polo

Histories and Biographies

Dunn, Ross E. The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the 14th Century. London: Croom Helm, 1986.
Davis G93.I24 D86 1986b
Davis G93.I24 D86 1986 (US reprint)
Perkins 910.882971 I13 D923 1986
A history of Ibn Batuta’s journeys and times, giving context to his stories. Includes clear maps of his route.
Boulting, William. Four Pilgrims. New York, E. P. Dutton & co., 1920.
Duke Divinity Library 922.9 B764F
Analyses of Ibn Batuta and other travelers as religious pilgrims.

Husain, Agha Mahdi. Le Gouvernement du Sultanat de Delhi, Etude Critique d'Ibn-Battuta et des Historiens Indiens du 14e Siècle. Paris, G. P. Maisonneuve, 1936.
Perkins 954 H968G
A French historical study of 14th century historians of India.
Ibn Batuta. Ibn Batutah's Account of Bengal. Calcutta: Prajna, 1978.
Perkins 954.14 I13, T91, 1978
A look at Ibn Batuta’s writings on India.
Sherwood, Merriam and Elmer Mantz. The Road to Cathay. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1928.
Request from storage through Davis 915 S55r
Perkins 910.8 S554
Duke Library Service Center 915 S554R
Weaves together travels of “Friar John of Plano carpini, Friar Odoric the Bohemian, William of Rubruquis, Ibn Batuta the Moor and Marco Polo of Venice.” Includes black and white illustrations. Dated language, but an interesting comparison of travelers.

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