• Ibn Battuta’s has often been called the "Marco Polo of the Islamic World."  This site is an excerpt of his travels.

    Task
    How does Ibn Battuta’s account of slavery suggest differences between slavery in Europe and the Islamic world?

    Western accounts of Turks often portray them as evil and fanatical. How does Ibn Battuta find them? What obviously un-Qur’anic practice did Ibn Battuta find among them that would seem to discount their strict adherence to Muslim law?

    What evidence of trade and traders can you find in this account?

    Link
    Medieval Sourcebook: Ibn Battuta Travels
    This is an excerpt from his journal.


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