Journey to Mecca

Journey to Mecca

In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta

DVD - 2011 | Widescreen version.
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The amazing story of Ibn Battuta, the greatest explorer of the Old World, following his first pilgrimage between 1325 and 1326 from Tangier to Mecca. His perilous journey resonates with adventure while presenting an unforgettable picture of Islamic civilization during the 14th century, culminating with Ibn Battuta's first Hajj. The story is book-ended by a close-up look at the contemporary Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca that draws three million Muslims from around the world.
Publisher: [United States] : National Geographic, [2011].
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9781426299582
Branch Call Number: 910.91767 JOURN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (45 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Feb 27, 2016

This is the best DVD I've seen on Islam. The photography was exceptional--using an IMAX camera to film the Hajj. And introducing the Arab Marco Polo, Moroccan Ibn Batuta. A must see!

Jun 30, 2012

OK, but not what I'd hoped it would be. I was looking for a documentary on Ibn Battuta and his travels, with some historical context and perhaps whatever biographical details are available. What this is, is one of those achingly earnest "re-enactments". Beautifully photographed and the costumes, etc. appear quite authentic, but this type of presentation is not to my taste.

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