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Ibn Battuta in Black Africa
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Ibn Battuta, Abu Abdalla (edited by Said Hamdun and Noël Q. King)

Subject: Africa, Middle East, World History

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 of the African East coast, such as Mombasa and Kilwa, and the warm …

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The Travels of Ibn Battuta to India, the Spice Islands, and China
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Ibn Battuta, author; King, Noël Q., translator; Butters, Albion, M., editor

Subject: Middle Eastern History, World History, Asia, India, China, Religion

 The era in which Ibn Baṭṭūṭa traveled to the East was exciting but turbulent, cursed by the Black Plague and the   fall  of mighty dynasties. His chronicle provides a first-hand account of increased globalization due to the rise of   Islam, as …

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The Travels of Ibn Battuta to Central Asia
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Ibrahimovich, Ibrahimov Nemattula

Subject: Asia, Middle East

The original Travels of Ibn Battuta ranks high amongst the masterpieces of Arabic geographical literature and is of great significance in the understanding of the history of the peoples inhabiting the Central Asian states. In 1325, Ibn Battuta, a traveler …

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The Middle East Economy: Decline and Recovery
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Issawi, Charles

Subject: Middle East

In this work, Charles Issawi examines the main reasons for the economic decline of the Middle East. He discusses climate, geography, and religion, with particular emphasis on the military elite, whose contempt for artisans and merchants thwarted positive economic initiatives. …

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Problems in African History: The Pre-Colonial Centuries (Expanded Edition)
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Iyob, Ruth and Robert O. Collins, editors

Subject: African History, Pre-Colonial Africa

This updated and expanded new collection covers the major problems in the field, incorporating classic texts, the newest research, and recent controversies about the origins of African history and Africa’s contributions to non-Western world history.

The themes presented include: • …

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