Ibn Battuta

The Travels of Ibn Battuta

1325–1354 CE

Ibn Battuta

13th century image of pilgrims on a


The Rihla


1904 printing of Ibn Battuta’s Rihla


Central Historical Question
What was the Muslim world
like in the 1320s?

Evaluating Evidence
• Consider historical documents to
understand the past
• Look at different documents
• Consider what useful information
each document provides
• One account alone is never sufficient
• Consider limitations of each document
• Think about what other information
we need

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