The travels of ibn battuta in the near east asia and africa 1325 1354 dover books on travel adventure ibn battuta samuel lee on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the arab equivalent of marco polo sheikh ibn battuta 1304 77 set out as a young man on a pilgrimage to mecca that ended 27 years and 75. In 1326 ibn battuta began a pilgrimage to mecca that ended 27 years and 75000 miles later his engrossing account of that journey provides vivid scenes from morocco southern russia india china and elsewhere essential reading the ultimate in real life adventure stories history in review. Ibn battuta travels in asia and africa 1325 1354 ibn battuta started on his travels when he was 20 years old in 1325 his main reason to travel was to go on a hajj or a pilgrimage to mecca as all good muslims want to do. Ibn battuta was a pilgrim from tangiers who traveled extensively through north africa the middle east india china and even into siberia during the 14th century it was interesting to compare the account of his travels with that of marco polo. This video is unavailable watch queue queue watch queue queue
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