Travels With A Tangerine

Travels With A Tangerine

A Journey in the Footnotes of Ibn Battutah

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Traces the pre-mechanical age travels of Ibn Battutah, who set out in 1325 from his native home and spent twenty-nine years visiting most of the known world, from Tangiers to Constantinople.

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Ibn Battutah, the best traveler of the pre-mechanical age, set out in 1325 from his native Tangiers on the pilgrimage to Mecca. Arabic scholar and award-winning travel writer Tim Mackintosh-Smith retraces the first stage of the Moroccan's eccentric journey, from Tangiers to Constantinople, traveling both in Ibn Battutah's footsteps and in the footnotes of his text.

Blackwell North Amer
Ibn Battutah, the greatest traveler of the pre-mechanical age, set out in 1325 from his native Tangiers on the pilgrimage to Mecca. By the time he returned twenty-nine years later, he had visited most of the known world, traveling three times the distance Marco Polo allegedly covered.
Captivated by the paths taken and the words written by this inquistive, untiring man - a great Tangerine, or resident of Tangiers - Arabic scholar and award-winning travel writer Tim Mackintosh-Smith retraces the first stage of the Moroccan's eccentric journey, from Tangiers to Constantinople, traveling both in Ibn Battutah's footsteps and in the footnotes of his text, rooting out memorabilia of the man and his age. Destinations include the Egyptian desert, castles in Syria, the Kuria Muria Islands in the Arabian Sea, the shores of the Cimmerian Bosphorus, and some of the greatest cities of medieval Islam. Mackintosh-Smith also explores a parellel landscape: the contemporary Muslim world, filled with wonders and marvels, at once fresh and strangely resonant with echoes of Ibn Battutah's own travels.

Publisher: New York : Welcome Rain Publishers, 2002
ISBN: 9781566492478
1566492475
Branch Call Number: 910.4 MACKI

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Jan 22, 2015

The writing never maintains a tone for more than 2 or 3 paragraphs, making it hard to get into the narrative... rather flat writing... feels like a series of long e-mails or blog posts filled with reporting, an occasional joke and some scholarly input.

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