Early Islamic Travelers

My Name Is Matthew Donald Mcgrath, I’m a history buff, grad from UNH and part time amateur photographer, each week or month depending on how busy things are, I will write a history tidbit, I hope you enjoy



After the prophet Mohammad’s death in ad 632, Islam spread from the middle east across North Africa and to the borders of India. Early Islamic rulers brought unity to this realm, and by the 9th century traders and merchants traveled by dhow across the Indian ocean. Pilgrims converged on Mecca each year for hajj, some such explorers were poet Nasir-I-Khusraw, Ibn Jubayer a spnish moore and Ibn Fadhlan and abu’l-Hasan al Mas’udi.


That is this weeks History tidbit

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History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning “inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation”) is the study of the past, specifically how it relates to humans. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events. Scholars who write about history are called historians. Events occurring prior to written record are considered prehistory.

History can also refer to the academic discipline which uses a narrative to examine and analyze a sequence of past events, and objectively determine the patterns of cause and effect that determine them. Historians sometimes debate the nature of history and its usefulness by discussing the study of the discipline as an end in itself and as a way of providing “perspective” on the problems of the present.