SYMHC Classics: Ibn Battuta, the Traveler of Islam


An illustration of Ibn Battuta from Jules Verne's essay "Découverte de la terre" ("Discovery the Earth") drawn by Léon Benett or Paul Philippoteaux, circa 1878. Public domain

Today we revisit an episode from 2017 about Ibn Battuta, whose 14th-century travels were extensive. He was away from home for roughly 24 years and during that time traveled through virtually every Muslim nation and territory, becoming the traveler of the age.

You can find the original episode here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/ibn-battuta.htm

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics