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Ibn Battuta (1304 - ca. 1369), was a Moroccan explorer. Over a period of thirty years, Ibn Battuta visited most of the known Islamic world as well as many non- Muslim lands. His journeys included trips to North Africa, West Africa, the Horn of « Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia

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This is a journal/record of his travels, omitting the translator's note by Samuel Lee and the preface.

Note that the material contains racial terms and ideas that are objectionable today. The final section speaks of cannibalism with the natives as the victims, for example.

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