Landfalls by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

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  • Title: Landfalls
  • Author: Tim Mackintosh-Smith
  • Category: Travel
  • Date: August 2010
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9781848544468

 

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For Ibn Batuttah of Tangier, being medieval did not imply sitting at dwelling ready for renaissances, enlightenments and easyJet. It meant travelling the recognized world to its limits. Seven centuries on, Tim Mackintosh-Smith’s passionate pursuit of the fourteenth-century traveller takes him to landfalls in distant tropical islands, torrid Indian Ocean ports and dusty cities on the shores of the Saharan sand-sea. His zigzag itinerary throughout time and house leads from Zanzibar to the Alhambra ( through the Maldives, Sri Lanka, China, Mauritania and Guinea ) and to a climactic conclusion to his quest for the person he calls ‘IB’ – a person who out-travelled Marco Polo by an element of three, who spent his days with saints and sultans and his nights with an intercontinental string of slave-concubines. Tim’s journey is a seek for survivals from IB’s world – materials, human, non secular, edible – nevertheless, w hen your fellow traveller has a 700-year head begin, acquainted notions do not at all times work

 

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