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Travelers of Al-Andalus, Part 1: The Travel Writer Ibn Jubayr

Our six-part series begins with a two-year pilgrimage by one of the great founders of the literary genre of rihla, or travelogue. Over later centuries, his style was widely emulated (and plagiarized), and today the rihla of Ibn Jubayr uniquely illuminates a 12th-century Mediterranean world of paradoxical complexity.
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Travelers of Al-Andalus, Part 1: The Travel Writer Ibn Jubayr

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