Ibn Battuta in Black Africa by Said Hamdun, Noel Quinton King
Ibn Battuta in Black Africa
Author: Said Hamdun, Noel Quinton King
Title: Ibn Battuta in Black Africa
ISBN10: 0901720577
ISBN13: 978-1558760882
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: Bellew Publishing Co Ltd; 2nd edition (September 11, 1975)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1456 kb
Size epub: 1698 kb
Rating: 4.6 ✪
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Category: Travel
Subcategory: Africa
Abu Abdalla Ibn Battuta (1304-1354) was one of the greatest travelers of pre-modern times. He traveled to Black Africa twice. He reported about the wealthy, multi-cultural trading centers at the African East coast, such as Mombasa and Kilwa, and the warm hospitality he experienced in Mogadishu. He also visited the court of Mansa Musa and neighboring states during its period of prosperity from mining and the Trans-Saharan trade. He wrote disapprovingly of sexual integration in families and of hostility towards the white man. Ibn Battuta's description is a unique document of the high culture, pride, and independence of Black African states in the fourteenth century. This book is one of the most important documents about Black Africa written by a non-European medieval historian.