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The Adventures of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Ross E. Dunn
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Topics for Discussion

How does Dunn explain the concept of the Dar al-Islam? Does Ibn Battuta seem to share this concept?

How does Dunn treat the reliability of Ibn Battuta's accounts of his travels?

What role does trade play in the expansion of Islamic culture?

How does Dunn say the Mongol invasions actually strengthen Islamic culture?

What seems to motivate Ibn Battuta to travel so much?

How does Dunn mix history with biography? Is this an effective technique?

How does Dunn address Ibn Battuta's several marriages, divorces and abandoned children?

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