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Two Arabic Travel Books combines two exceptional exemplars of Arabic travel writing, penned in the same era but chronicling wildly divergent experiences. Accounts of China and India is a compilation of reports and anecdotes on the lands and peoples of the Indian Ocean, from the Somali headlands to China and Korea. The early centuries of the Abbasid era witnessed a substantial network of maritime trade--the real-life background to the Sindbad tales. In this account, we first travel east to discover a vivid human landscape ...

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    • Title: Two Arabic Travel Books by Ab Zayd Al-SRf; AḥMad Ibn FaLn
    • Publisher: NYU Press
    • Print ISBN: 9781479803507, 1479803502
    • eText ISBN: 9781479800285
    • Edition: 2014
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