Elias Muhanna, 4 March 2021
Show More The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual History by Cemil Aydin.
Harvard, 293 pp., £16.95, April 2019, 978 0 674 23817 6Show More
“... In the summer of 1325, Abu ʿAbdullah Muhammad al-Lawati al-Tanji, known to posterity as Ibn Battuta, left his home in Tangier to perform the pilgrimage to Mecca. He returned 29 years later, having travelled through North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, India, Malaysia, China, Afghanistan, the Caucasus, Anatolia, Somalia, Tanzania and Mali. When he set off on his journey, Morocco was ruled by Abu Saʿid Uthman, the tenth sultan of the Marinid dynasty, which had its origins in the Berber tribe Banu Marin ...”