Ibn Battuta’s Travels, 1325-1354


Simeon Netchev
published on 09 May 2024
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A map illustrating Ibn Battuta's (Abū Abd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Abd Allāh Al-Lawātī, 1304 – c.1368) series of extraordinary journeys across the Islamic world and beyond spanning close to 75,000 miles (120,000 kilometers). A 14th-century Maghrebi explorer and Islamic scholar, he dictated an account of his journeys commonly known as The Rihla (from Arabic رحلة, Journey, Travelogue), providing invaluable insights into the medieval world, offering vivid descriptions of societies, economies, and governance structures from Marocco, Mali, and Spain to India and China. Battuta's descriptions and reflections also provide a unique window into the complexities of intercultural exchange, religious diversity, and political intrigue that characterized the medieval era.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2024, May 09). Ibn Battuta’s Travels, 1325-1354. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18929/ibn-battutas-travels-1325-1354/

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Netchev, Simeon. "Ibn Battuta’s Travels, 1325-1354." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 09, 2024. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18929/ibn-battutas-travels-1325-1354/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "Ibn Battuta’s Travels, 1325-1354." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 09 May 2024. Web. 19 May 2024.