The Adventures of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century Setting & Symbolism

Ross E. Dunn
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Dar al-Islam

The "Abode of Islam," as Dunn defines it. The term used to refer to the larger community of Muslims.

Tangier

A city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco in North Africa. The birthplace of Ibn Battuta

Fez

A Moroccan city to the south of Tangier and the capital of the region under Abu 'Inan. Ibn Battuta returns to Fez at the end of his journey.

Cairo

One of the largest cities in the world at this time, Cairo is located on the Nile River in Egypt. It is ruled by a group of Turkish leaders called Mamluks.

Mecca

The holiest city of Islam. Mecca is the destination for hundreds of thousands of pilgrims each year who come to observe a period of ritual prayer and ceremony. Ibn Battuta returns to Mecca several times in his journeys.

Damascus

The capital city of the Syrian region and one...

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