The Adventures of Ibn Battuta follows Ibn Battuta's travelschronologically, but doesn't stay narrowly focused on the detailsof his career. It offers extensive background information and is anapproachable introduction to the world of classical Islam as well as alively and entertaining travel narrative.
The result makes The Adventures of Ibn Battuta almost a guide to theIslamic world in the second quarter of the 14th century. With the traveland biographical material providing an extra attraction — Ibn Battuta'sadventures get more exciting than the consumption of watermelon! —it would make an excellent entry work for those with no backgroundknowledge of Islam or Islamic history.