Travels in Asia and Africa 1325 1354

Author: Ibn Battuta
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415344739
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
'One of the most fascinating travel books of all time' Times Literary Supplement 'He could not have been more 'modern' if he had been born in the twentieth century' Evening Standard Ibn Battuta was the only medieval traveller who is known to have visited the lands of every Muhammadan ruler of his time and the extent of his journeys is estimated to be at least 75,000 miles. His work presents a descriptive account of Muhammadan society in the second quarter of the fourteenth century, which illustrates, among other things, how wide the sphere of influence of the Muslim merchants was. Ibn Battuta's interest in places was subordinate to his interest in people and his geographical knowledge was gained entirely from personal experience. For his details he relied exclusively on his memory, cultivated by the system of a theological education. This edition, translated afresh from the Arabic text, provides extensive notes which enable the journeys to be followed in detail. Important historical and religious background to the Travels is also added by H. A. R. Gibb.

Seek Knowledge

Author: Ian Richard Netton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136103627
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Explores various facets of the Islamic search for knowledge, with essays on aspects of Thought or Travel.

Ich erwarte von Ihnen viel

Author: Elias Canetti
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446261389
Format: PDF
Download Now
Ein junger Autor wendet sich mit seinem Erstlingsroman schüchtern an den Nobelpreisträger Thomas Mann – und wird freundlich abgewimmelt. Ein halbes Jahrhundert später reist der Autor selbst nach Stockholm, den Preis entgegenzunehmen. Elias Canetti bezeichnete sich selbst gelegentlich als schlechten Briefschreiber. Dem zum Trotz ergibt der Schatz seiner Briefzeugnisse einen einmaligen Lebensroman. Knapp 600 Briefe an Gefährten und Freunde, Kritiker und Leser ebenso wie an Kollegen wie Theodor W. Adorno, Thomas Bernhard, Erich Fried, Claudio Magris, Marcel Reich-Ranicki oder Hilde Spiel führen tief hinein in die Kulturwelt Nachkriegseuropas – und in ein einzigartiges Jahrhundertleben.