Ibn Battuta was just 21 when he set out in 1325 from his native Tangier on a pilgrimage to Mecca. He did not return to Morocco for another 29 years, travelling instead through more than 40 countries on the modern map, covering 75,000 miles and getting as far north as the Volga, as far east as China and as far south as Tanzania. he wrote of his travels, and comes across as a superb ethnographer, biographer, anecdotal historian and occasional botanist and gastronome. With this edition by Mackintosh-Smith, Battuta's "Travels" takes place alongside other masterpieces of the travel-writing genre.
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Tim Mackintosh-Smith is the author of two celebrated books; Yemen:Travels in Dictionary Land and Travels with a Tangerine: A Journey in the Footnotes of Ibn Battuta. He lives in Yemen.
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Descrizione libro Picador, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P11033049113X