The Travels of Ibn Battuta
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This paper discusses "The Travels of Ibn Battuta" which describes Ibn Battuta's descriptions of his travel experiences between 1325 and 1354. The paper discusses how, according to the book, Islamic culture dominated much of the 14th Century world because of the Baghdad Caliphate's widespread political and economic dominance. The paper also discusses the content of the book as well as the literary manner in which Battuta described his travels.
From the Paper:"Because of the descriptive style of Battuta's writing, modern readers can better understand the significance and implications of Islamic economic dominance in the 14th Century, which inevitably produced cultural influences. Battuta's observations about the impact of trade and mercantile activities are especially incisive, for in land after land he traveled through, trade established relationships between Muslims and infidels which served as a unifying force and as a means of cultural assimilation.
"The analysis of shared Islamic culture that Battuta presented in his book was very methodical for his time and is still of great interest today, for it reveals the vast scope and influence of Muslim civilization in the 14th Century and bears comparison with the vast scope and influence of American culture in the modern world. The accomplished literary manner in which Battuta described how a shared Islamic culture was manifested in the countries he visited provides for fascinating reading and has made The Travels of Ibn Battuta a classic for more than seven centuries."
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The Travels of Ibn Battuta (2008, July 01) Retrieved February 22, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/the-travels-of-ibn-battuta-105234/
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