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Ibn Battuta

sets off on the hajj
dressed in white
travels for almost 30 years
from fez in tangier

how does he show prejudice as a traveler

nakedness
traveling together with wives
dust and ashes on head as respect

what does he observe about muslim customs

beating children to memorize prayers
cannibalism
no head coverage

what are difficulties as a traveler

suspending disbelief for other religions
wears mercury to keep away lice
uses sand to wash hands and feet
unclean households

"curiosity"

telling back history/interesting things that have happened

dictation

he was telling ibn juzzay about his travels
juzzay wrote down his stories as a scribe; battuta approved of what he was writing

similarities to other sources

bias to a group of people
putting themselves above everyone else
assessments of new groups

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