The travels of ibn Battuta by Tim Mackintosh: Ibn Battuta was physically a weak personality and was very lazy person. All the near and dear ones were tired of him and he was not considered any useful or reliable person. He roamed about his native town Tangier all the day and did nothing. The fate was smiling at him and he was destined to create history for him and his native country.
Ibn Battuta was the great biographer, sketchy historian and ethnographer. He started his journey when he was only nineteen years old. He did not know then that this journey would bring him everlasting fame and popularity for him in the entire world. His first journey was purely for the religious purposes. As was the custom among the followers of Islam, he decided to go on pilgrimage from Tangier to Mecca, the holy city of the Muslims.
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This pilgrimage was the initial part of the travels of Ibn Battuta which made history in the coming years. He did not return his native land after performing his pilgrimage. He decided to spend his leisure in travelling around the world. It took him twenty-nine years to come back to his native land after visiting more than forty-five countries and all the travel of Ibn Battuta were done on foot or hitchhiking as was the mode of travelling in those days. The travels of Ibn Battuta covered almost seventy-five thousand miles. The travels of Ibn Battuta almost touched the north, Volga, China in the Far East and Tanzania in the Far South.
He did not stop here. When Ibn Battuta retuned his motherland Morocco, he wrote about the travels. The travels of Ibn Battuts prove that he was the superb ethnographer and historian. The interesting thing about travels of Ibn Battuta is that they cover every Muslim country that was present on the map at that time. Facing dangers that were common in those days, he gives us the minute details of his travel. The travels of Ibn Battuta give us the complete picture of the culture, customs, traditions and behaviors of the people of those countries.
The travels of Ibn Battuta by Tim Mackintosh are the presentation for the lovers of the classic book readers. The book is picked from the collection of the Macmillan Collector’s Library. Beautifully bound, title of the book is very appealing and attractive. The book is printed in the fine papers with shining edges and showy ribbons. The travels of Ibn Battuta are a gift for the readers who love to read about the classics and are in the habit of travelling around the world. The book will give ride in the world sitting in your bedroom easy chair.
The book, travels by Tim Mackintosh also presents the quite picture of Islam and the Muslim world and the people residing in these countries. The readers of the books on travels can get useful information and guidelines to start their own journey along the route discovered by Ibn Battuta almost seven centuries ago.
About the Author: Tim Mackintosh-Smith is originally Arabic write from Yemen. He is traveler, writer and lecturer. He has many award-winning books on his shoulder and is worldwide known. The world acknowledges his services and admits his ability.
- Publisher : Macmillan Collector’s Library; Main Market Ed. edition (October 4, 2016)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1909621471
- ISBN-13 : 978-1909621473
- Item Weight : 8.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 3.93 x 0.97 x 6.22 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #197,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #13 in Morocco Travel Guides
- #59 in North Africa History
- #813 in Travelogues & Travel Essays
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