• Battuta was a young Muslim scholar who took a yearly pilgrimage to the Mecca for religious purposes.
• One year, after this pilgrimage, he continued his journey through many different countries and fulfilled some important roles in his religion.
• When he returned to Morocco, he was asked to record his experiences with the help of a biographer.
• Many have called Battuta a Marco Polo of his culture, but Dunn doesn’t agree, because Battuta never went to unmapped places in his travels.
• The Muslim religion was far reaching at the time, which is how Battuta was able to travel all over the world and always find people with his same beliefs.
• Dunn hopes to prove with this book that this far-reaching effect is still happening today.
• Tangiers is an important city in Morocco that has had a lot of important political conflicts and power struggles throughout history...
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