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Tales of Sacred Places, Saints, Miracles and Marvels

David Waines

David Waines is Emeritus Professor of Islamic Studies at Lancaster University. He wrote the bestselling textbook 'An Introduction to Islam', now in its second edition, and edited a volume entitled 'Patterns of Everyday Life' in the Formation of the Classical Islamic World series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Odyssey of Ibn Battuta : Uncommon Tales of a Medieval Adventurer

I.B.Tauris, 2010

Book chapter

...Arguably the most striking feature of The Travels is Ibn Battuta’s presentation of an international cast of often colourful characters. This is unsurprising when we recall Ibn Juzayy’s introduction to The Travels and his notice...

From Pious Journeys to the Critique of Sovereignty : Khaqani Shirvani’s Persianate Poetics of Pilgrimage

Remapping Travel Narratives (1000-1700) : To the East and Back Again

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...I would like to thank Elizabeth Gould for her editorial support.This publication has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under ERC-2017-STG Grant Agreement No 759346.Like most world...

The Travels

David Waines

David Waines is Emeritus Professor of Islamic Studies at Lancaster University. He wrote the bestselling textbook 'An Introduction to Islam', now in its second edition, and edited a volume entitled 'Patterns of Everyday Life' in the Formation of the Classical Islamic World series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Odyssey of Ibn Battuta : Uncommon Tales of a Medieval Adventurer

I.B.Tauris, 2010

Book chapter

...The full title of Ibn Battuta’s work highlights two separate but inter-related themes: cities together with their hinterland (amsar) and the journeys (asfar) to and from them. Focusing for now upon the second aspect, the journeys, we can...

Travel Tales, Their Creators and Critics

David Waines

David Waines is Emeritus Professor of Islamic Studies at Lancaster University. He wrote the bestselling textbook 'An Introduction to Islam', now in its second edition, and edited a volume entitled 'Patterns of Everyday Life' in the Formation of the Classical Islamic World series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Odyssey of Ibn Battuta : Uncommon Tales of a Medieval Adventurer

I.B.Tauris, 2010

Book chapter

...The medieval world was a world in motion. European or Middle Eastern, everyone risked similar dangers on land and sea, travelling in groups, large or small, but rarely alone. People set out on short or longer journeys for a variety...

Tales of Food and Hospitality

David Waines

David Waines is Emeritus Professor of Islamic Studies at Lancaster University. He wrote the bestselling textbook 'An Introduction to Islam', now in its second edition, and edited a volume entitled 'Patterns of Everyday Life' in the Formation of the Classical Islamic World series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Odyssey of Ibn Battuta : Uncommon Tales of a Medieval Adventurer

I.B.Tauris, 2010

Book chapter

...Apart from Ibn Battuta’s apparently all-consuming passion for travel, modern commentators have remarked upon other of his major interests. One was enjoying the pleasures of the table. Janssens discreetly qualified this judgement, saying...