How can we help?

You can also find more resources in our Help Center.

7 terms

Ibn Battuta

STUDY
PLAY
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