Travels of Ibn Jubayr
ammad Ibn Ah
JubayrTranslation from the original Arabic by R.J.C. Broadhurst.
Paperback 430 Pages
Publisher: Goodword Books, Delhi
Written more than eight hundred years ago and
now translated into English. This is the first hand account of a wise and
scholarly Spanish Muslim's pilgrimage to Makka and Madina, the two holy cities
of Islam, and his travels to Baghdad, the city of the Caliphs, to the first
onslaught of Salah al-din. Greatly detailed is his journey through Egypt anf the
many towns and villages to the Hijaz, Arabia and beyond. A predecessor to Ibn
Batuta. Translated by Ronald Broadhurst.
The reader is kept closely en rapport with
the original author, the translation being as exact as English syntax and style
will permit, abiding faithfully by the words, arrangement and imagery, and
following the rigorous canons of oriental scholarship. Ronald Broadhurst has
worked under the guidance of Professor Arberry, Professor of Arabic at the
University of Cambridge.
The book is provided with full notes that include not only those of a specialist
character that a scholarly work of this type requires but also those that will
help and even entertain the general reader.
Abu Al-husayn Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ibn Jubayr born
1145, Valencia, Emirate of Balansiya [Valencia]
died Nov. 29, 1217, AlexandriaThe
son of a civil servant, Ibn Jubayr became secretary to the Almohad governor of
Granada, but he left that post for his pilgrimage, which was begun in 1183 and
ended with his return to Granada in 1185.
Ibn Jubayrs Journey was well before
the Well known travels of Ibn Batuta
Imported from Abroad so it is possible that the Cover could
be slightly bruised due to transportation etc
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