Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland (New Series)

Research Article

The description of the travels of Ibn Baṭṭūṭa in Palestine: is it original?*

Amikam Elad

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that large parts of Ibn Baṭṭūṭuta's description of his travels in Palestine were in fact copied, with certain abbreviations and deletions, from the records of another Muslim traveller, Muhammad b. Muḥammad al-‛Abdarī.


* An earlier version of this paper was read at the Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem, 1984.