Travels With A Tangerine by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

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Ibn Battutah, the best traveler of the pre-mechanical age, set out in 1325 from his native Tangiers on the pilgrimage to Mecca. Arabic scholar and award-winning travel writer Tim Mackintosh-Smith retraces the first stage of the Moroccan's eccentric journey, from Tangiers to Constantinople, traveling both in Ibn Battutah's footsteps and in the footnotes of his text.
 

About Tim Mackintosh-Smith

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Tim Mackintosh-Smith has lived in San'a— the Yemeni capital— for the last twenty years. His acclaimed "Travels with a Tangerine: A Journey in the Footnotes of Ibn Battutah "won him a Thomas Cook/"Daily Telegraph" Travel Book Award.
 
Published April 26, 2001 by John Murray. 351 pages
Genres: Travel, Education & Reference, History. Non-fiction

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The Travels of Ibn Battutahedited by Tim Mackintosh-Smith 325pp, Picador, £20 Ibn Battutah, the Moroccan who journeyed for a quarter-century across Asia and Africa on the eve of the black death, gives a picture of medieval civilisation without equal in detail and brilliance in The Travels.

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