Author: R J C Broadhurst
Publisher: Goodword books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187570555
Written more than eight hundred years ago and now translated into English, this is the first-hand account of a wise and scholarly Spanish Muslim's pilgrimage to Makkah and Madinah, the holy cities of Islam.
Besides pilgrimage to Makkah and Madinah, this work narrates Ibn Jubayar's travels to Baghdad, the city of the Caliphs, to the first onslaught of Saladin, and to the island of Sicily at its most splendid Norman-Saracen period under a dynasty of Norse brigands.
The reader is kept closely en rapport with the original author, the translation being as exact as English syntax and style will permit, abiding faithfully by the words, arrangement and imagery, and following the rigorous cannons of oriental scholarship.
The book is provided with full notes that include not only those of a specialist character that a scholarly work of this type requires but also those will help and even entertain the general reader. A glossary explains the Arabic words that most appear in the text, and a comprehensive introduction sets the scene and describes the dramatis personae.
The Chronicle, divided into Monthly Records of Events and Places Visited, as shown in Itinerary
Glossary of Technical and Arabic Words
Index of Persons
Indes of Places
Western Forms of Names Occuring in the Text