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[Rihlat al-Kinani]. The Travels of Ibn Jubayr. Edited from a MS. in the University of Leyden by William Wright. Second edition revised by M. J. de Goeje. (Leiden, E. J. Brill) sold by E. Guilmoto in Paris, (1907).
1907. 8vo. 53, 363 pp. Publisher's original giltstamped blue cloth. Second, revised edition of the Arabic text, based on Wright's 1852 edition and published as the fifth volume in the important Gibb Memorial Series. Ibn Jubayr (1145-1217) was a geographer, traveler and poet from al-Andalus. His vivid and detailed travel chronicle describes the pilgrimage he made to Mecca from 1183 to 1185, in the years preceding the Third Crusade, providing an account of Saladin's domains in Egypt and the Levant. His description of Christian Sicily, only recaptured from Muslims a century earlier, contains numerous observations on the hybrid polyglot culture which flourished there. - Arabic title page somewhat inkstained. Several text annotations in ink and pencil by an early 20th century contemporary scholar; old ownership to pastedown. GAL I, 478. OCLC 1739881.
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