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Ibn Battuta's Impact on the World

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The Life of Ibn Battuta (1304-1369)
Abu Aduallah Muhammad Ibn Battuda , was a Moroccan muslim scholar and traveler.
He is known for his excursions called Rihla, journeys that lastes for almost thirty years and nearly covered the known islamic world.
The Rihla provied an important account of many areas of the world in the 14th century.
His travels extended from parts of Africa, parts of Euorpe, the middle east, the indian sub contienent, and China.
Intro to the Trans-Saharan Trade Route
Of the 3 usual routes to Mecca Ibn Battuta chose the one less traveled by...
This route provided more technical ways to trade objects throughout the county
Runs along the riverine West Africa , East-West coasting the fringes of the desert, and North-South between the Atlas Mountains.
Marco... Polo!!
Italian merchant who traveled through central Asia & China
Brought back ivory, jade, jewels, porcelain and silk
Told of the Chinese use of paper money - Europeans were using hard coins, "glowing rocks" aka coal, and compasses
Zheng He
He was the commander in chief of the Chinese star fleet and they were emissaries sent to project Chinese strength in the Indian Ocean basin.
Zheng He completed 7 voyages to
Southeast Asia, India, and Africa.
Ibn Battuta's Impact on the World
His accounts
Rihla
(meaning journey), give his first hand account of the world trade networks during the 14th century. He tells of various cultures that flourished from the west coast of Africa to the east coast of China.
Battuta contributed to the movement of
Dar al Islam
and preserved the influences that Islam had on the globe.
His writings can be used as a window into the past for historians to see the world through his eyes as it was during this time period.

Lily Head, Morgan James, Raquel Thomas, Destiny Ware
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All you need to know about the entrepots!

There are 5 world heritage properties on this route:
Ghadames
The M'zab Valley
Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata
Timbuktu
Ait-Ben-Haddou
The towns along this route served as supply and re-fueling stations

Goods Traded:
Silk
Gold
Salt
Ivory
Pottery
Spices
Camels
Slaves
ROUTE WAS ALSO A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO THE SPREAD OF ISLAM
Transportation
The camel was used for transfering items because they can carry large quanities of goods, have minimal needs of water, and travel well in the desert.
I'm the best!
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sound here*
Exploration of Indian Ocean Route
All you need to know
about the entrepots!!
Method of transport
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Geography and Environment
The Indian Ocean provides major sea routes connecting the Middle East, Africa, and East Asia with Europe and the Americas.
Among the few large rivers flowing into the Indian Ocean are the Zambezi, Shatt al-Arab, Indus, Narmada, Ganges, Brahmaputra, Jubba and Irrawaddy River.
The climate of the Indian Ocean trade route is affected by a monsoon climate.
Strong north-east winds blow from October until April .
Strong south- west winds blow from May until October.
The Travels of Ibn Battuta
Camels helped bring coastal trade goods
Also, ships with triangle shaped sails were used as a good way to manuever against monsoons
The Indian Ocean Trade Route played a key role in East-West exchanges
It served as a way to trade not only goods, but culture and religion as well
Major Port Cities:
Sofala
Kilwa
Mombasa
Malindi
These are all Swahli city-states
Geography and Environment
Trans-Saharan trade spread across the Sahara, sub-Sahran Africa, the North African coast, Europe and the Levant.
Much of the enviroment of the Trans-Saharan was desert.
The climates of the trans- Saharan varied , such as arid deserts in the Sahara , and a more temperate mountainous climate on the African Mediterranian coast line.
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