Ibn battuta's account of his journeys is a narrative of travels through three continents, 75,000 miles (121,000 km) of known and unknown cultures, and included, among other observations. I think it was the answer number 4 - providing extensive information about lands and people marco polo was one of the first europeans to reach china, but what is important - he documented the whole journey in an extensive way. How does ibn battuta’s account compare with that of marco polo’s each traveler lived by his wits — they had that in common each took joy in dis- covering new experiences, and each exercised amazing perseverance and fortitude to complete extensive travels and return to their home country. Despite the rich and detailed written account he left as a legacy, ibn battuta is largely ignored in modern-day history books in favor of other travel authors such as marco polo introduction abu abdullah muhammad ibn battuta, also known as shams ad -din, was born in tangier on 24 february 1304.
Le livre des voyages de marco polo, traduit par robert frescher auteur : marco polo auteur du texte auteur : frescher (robert) traducteur date d'édition : 1475-1525 sujet : fre. Ibn battuta traveled primarily in muslim-ruled lands, the dar al-islam [house or abode of islam], while the christian polo, son of a european merchant, lived and worked in countries whose cul-tures and religions were foreign to him. The writings of both marco polo and ibn battuta inspired (1) exploration and trade, since both of these men were famous explorers who entranced the world with detailed records of their travels and adventures.
Ibn battuta visited another saint who lived a quiet life of devotion near alex-andria it was summer and ibn battuta slept on the roof of the man’s cell unlike the impact of the travels of marco polo on the european world, the account of battuta’s travels had only a small impact on the muslim world at first copies were in circulation. The one most important similarity that ibn battuta and marco polo share in their combined fifty or so years of travels is that they were changed, moulded and impacted by all they saw: this is the significance of their travels. In 1325, the year after marco polo's death, another young traveler, ibn battuta, embarked on a tour of asia and africa that lasted nearly 30 years his travels took him throughout the islamic world in total, he traveled an astonishing 75,000 miles, much more than marco polo. This handout includes excerpts from both the travels of marco polo and the travels in africa and asia by ibn battuta the excerpts for marco polo focus on kublai khan's palace, chinese coal, chinese salt works, and the island of java.
In this lesson, students will learn about two medieval explorers: the venetian, marco polo, and the moroccan, ibn battuta and how their travels affected asian trade and migration. Marco polo and ibn battuta: the merchant and the pilgrim after reading “marco polo and ibn battuta: the merchant and the pilgrim” students will work in groups in a venn diagram comparing the similarities and differences between both of these famous medieval travelers. 100 chapter nine: marco polo and ibn battuta: the merchant and the pilgrim asian steppelands from about 1250 to 1350 the strong control ex ercised by these rulers, in an empire which stretched from persia to china, allowed the polos safe passage to china and back. Furthermore, ibn battuta's description and marco polo's writings share extremely similar sections and themes, with some of the same commentary, eg it is unlikely that the 3rd caliph uthman ibn affan had someone with the exact identical name in china who was encountered by ibn battuta. The travels of marco polo the moroccan merchant ibn battuta travelled through the golden horde and china subsequently in the early-to-mid-14th century the 14th-century author john mandeville wrote an account of journeys in the east,.
Marco polo and ibn battuta: the merchant and the pilgrim how did the predispositions of two famous medieval travelers color what they reported—and how they. Unlike marco polo, ibn battuta came from an educated family and in fact, the idea to explore the muslim world across the globe was not his initial intention the life-altering event was happened when he was twenty-one years old, and quite alone in his hajj that he desired to travel and explore. Ibn battuta and muhammad tughluq based on the merit of his years of study in mecca, ibn battuta was appointed a qadi, or judge, by the sultan he found it difficult to enforce islamic laws beyond the sultan's court in delhi, due to lack of islamic appeal in india. Ibn battuta (1304 – 1368 or 1369) was a moroccan explorerhe is known for the account of his journeys called the rihla (voyage) he travelled for nearly 30 years and covered most of the islamic worldhe also explored west africa, southern and eastern europe, south asia, central asia, southeast asia and chinathis distance was more than marco polo travelled about 75,000 kilometres (47,000 mi.
- marco polo marco polo was born in c1254 in venice he was a venetian explorer and merchant whose account of his travels in asia was the primary source for the european image of the far east until the late 19th century. Assessment: students research ibn battuta and marco polo, after completing their research students write an essay to answer the question if ibn battuta traveled 75,000 miles and visited 44 countries and marco polo traveled about 25, 000 miles, why did marco polo become famous and only a few geographers and historians know about ibn battuta. Ibn battuta muhammad ibn battuta (1304-ca 1368) was a moorish traveler whose extensive voyages as far as sumatra and china, southern russia, the maldives, the east african coast, and timbuktu made him one of the greatest medieval travelers.