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Born in 1304, Ibn Battutah left his native Tangier as a young scholar of law; over the 30 years that followed he visited most of the known world between Morocco and China. In this enchanting travelogue, Tim Mackintosh-Smith retraces one leg of the Moroccan?s journey: the dizzy ladders and terrifying snakes of his Indian career as a judge and hermit, courtier and prisoner, ambassador and castaway. From the plains of Hindustan to the plateaus of the Deccan and the lost ports of Malabar, an India far off the beaten path of Taj and Raj glittering and grotesque but genuine is revealed here.
Über den Autor: Tim Mackintosh-Smith is the author of Travels with a Tangerine and Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land, winner of the 1998 Thomas Cook/Daily Telegraph Travel Book Award.
Titel: Hall of a Thousand Columns: Hindustan to ...
Verlag: John Murray Publishers Ltd
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Buchbeschreibung John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used; Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001707786
Buchbeschreibung John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0719567106 Hindustan to Malabar with Ibn Battutah. 2005, 333pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 081243
Buchbeschreibung John Murray, 2005. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Proof. Paperback; English language; Proof; good condition; UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY; strong fading to front cover but has sharp corners and no signs of wear to spine; inside pages are clean and bright; images available on request. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 10396hay010
Buchbeschreibung JOHN MURRAY PUB., 2005. Softcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket. First Edition. New. No remainder marks. Display copy with light shelf wear. Spine not creased and is tight. Text unmarked. BookNest - providing professional service for more than 17 years. ; 9.06 X 5.98 X 1.34 inches; 290 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 44341
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Buchbeschreibung Hodder Stoughton General Division, United Kingdom, 2005. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Airside/Export ed. 230 x 152 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. All the best armchair travellers are sceptics. Those of the fourteenth century were no exception: for them, there were lies, damned lies, and Ibn Battutah s India. Born in 1304, Ibn Battutah left his native Tangier as a young scholar of law. He returned nearly thirty years later having visited most of the known world between Morocco and China, the Prince of Travellers for some, a blatant Munchausen for most. It was India that stretched his readers credulity beyond the limit. In his highly acclaimed Travels with a Tangerine, Tim Mackintosh-Smith tailed the Moroccan around the old Islamic world. Now he traces in situ the dizzy ladders and terrifying snakes of Ibn Battutah s Indian career as a judge and a hermit, courtier and prisoner, ambassador and castaway. From the plains of Hindustan to the plateaux of the Deccan and the lost ports of Malabar, sleuth-work, scholarship and luck lead him through the incredible memories of a man who died ten lifetimes ago. On the way, he reveals an India far off the beaten path of Taj and Raj, where a dead Muslim poses as a Hindu deity, Jesus pops up in the pulpit of a Mosque, and the rotten tooth of a mad sultan is revered as a saint.Ibn Battutah left India on a snake, stripped to his underpants by pirates; but he took away a treasure of tales as rich as any in the history of travel.Back home they said the treasure was a fake. Mackintosh-Smith proves the sceptics wrong. India is a jewel in the Prince of Travellers turban. Here it is, glittering, grotesque but genuine, a fitting ornament for his 700th birthday. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LVN9780719567100
Buchbeschreibung John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Airside/Export ed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0719567106
Buchbeschreibung John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-157-60-5323705
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Buchbeschreibung John Murray Publishers Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. New item. Buchnummer des Verkäufers QX-157-60-5323705