The Travels of Ibn Batuta

Ibn BATTUTA (1304 - 1368), translated by Samuel LEE (1783 - 1852)

Ibn Battuta (1304 – ca. 1369), was a Moroccan explorer. Over a period of thirty years, Ibn Battuta visited most of the known Islamic world as well as many non-Muslim lands. His journeys included trips to North Africa, West Africa, the Horn of Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China. Battuta is generally considered one of the greatest travellers of all time. This is a journal/record of his travels, omitting the translator's note and preface. (Summary modified from Wikipedia)

NOTE: The material contains racial terms and ideas that are objectionable today. The final section speaks of cannibalism with the natives as the victims, for example.

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Memoirs

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapters 1, 2 - Egypt Ian Prise
00:14:46
Play 02 Chapters 3, 4, 5 - Egypt and Syria Ian Prise
00:23:17
Play 03 Chapters 6, 7, 8 - Iraq, Persia and Turkey Mayah
00:34:56
Play 04 Chapters 9, 10 - Arabia, Zanzibar and Persia Ernst Schnell
00:26:40
Play 05 Chapters 11, 12, 13 - Rome, Tartary, Khorsan and Kabul DrPGould
00:53:48
Play 06 Chapters 14, 15 - Hindustan Rita Boutros
01:11:18
Play 07 Chapters 16, 17, 18 - Hindustan Rita Boutros
01:02:57
Play 08 Chapter 19- Maldive Islands Lewis Fletcher
00:14:42
Play 09 Chapter 20 - Ceylon Lewis Fletcher
00:16:05
Play 10 Chapter 21 - Hindustan DrPGould
00:17:15
Play 11 Chapter 22 - Indian Archipelago, Sumatra and Java DrPGould
00:14:33
Play 12 Chapter 23 - China Mayah
00:43:36
Play 13 Chapter 24 - Sumatra to Spain DrPGould
00:14:17
Play 14 Chapter 25 - Africa MLC13
00:23:53