Ibn Battuta


Ibn Battuta (l. 1304-1368/69) was a Moroccan explorer from Tangier whose expeditions took him further than any other traveler of his time and resulted in his famous work, The Rihla of Ibn Battuta. Scholar Douglas Bullis notes that “rihla” is not the book's title, but genre, rihla being Arabic for journey and a rihla, travel literature.

More about: Ibn Battuta