Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Ibn Jubayr

Date: Sometime between 1185 and 1217

Original Language: Arabic


Ibn Jubayr’s Riḥla details the ḥajj and subsequent travels he undertook from his Andalusian homeland in 1183-85. His route took him from Granada to Ceuta, and thence by ship to Sardinia and Alexandria. Once there, he travelled south through Egypt to the pilgrim port of Aydhab on the Red Sea, and from there crossed to Mecca, wher…

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Mallett, Alex, “ Riḥla”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 June 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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