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The Travels of Ibn Jubayr

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A medieval Spanish Muslim visits Makkah; Madinah; Egypt; Cities of the Middle East and Sicily

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 Makkah and Madinah; 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 and the many towns and villages to the Hijaz; Arabia and beyond. A predecessor to Ibn Batuta.

Translated by Ronald Broadhurst.