Travels with a Tangerine

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  • Paperback
  • 351 pages
  • Travels with a Tangerine
  • Tim Mackintosh-Smith
  • English
  • 13 July 2019
  • 0330491148

About the Author: Tim Mackintosh-Smith

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Travels with a Tangerine Ibn Battutah Was The Greatest Traveller Of The Pre Mechanical Age, Journeying For 29 Years And Covering Three Times The Ground Marco Polo Covered Tim Mackintosh Smith Follows The First Stage Of Ibn Battutah S Journey, From Tangier To Constantinople Destinations Include And Islamic Butlin S In The Egyptian Desert, Assassin Castles In Syria, The Kuria Maria Islands In The Arabian Sea And Some Of The Greates Cities In Medeival Islam He Also Compares The The Contemporary Muslim World With The Past.

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10 thoughts on “Travels with a Tangerine

  1. Sovotchka says:

    This is going to be a really objective review.The book is about an intelligent and witty Englishman who travels through the Middle East in the footsteps of a great Islamic travel writer.Alright, so I lied I would have given five stars without reading a single page But I did read it, and I discovered some other reasons for doing so.Tim Mackintosh Smith starts out from Ibn Battutah s underwhelming tomb in Tangiers, Morocco, and journeys through Egypt, Syria, Oman, Turkey and the Crimea Ibn B This is going to be a really objective review.The book is about an intelligent and witty Englishman who travels through the Middle East in the footsteps of a great Islamic travel writer.Alright, so I lied I would have given five stars without reading a single page But I did read it, and I discovered some other reasons for doing so.Tim Mackintosh Smith starts out from Ibn Battutah s underwhelming tomb in Tangiers, Morocco, and journeys through Egypt, Syria, Oman, Turkey and the Crimea Ibn Battutah himself had travelled further than that, even reaching China, but these places offerthan enough material for one book.The author recounts Ibn Battutah s writings, meets people who can tell him , and then compares what he has heard to his own experiences This leads to an interesting portrait You see how difficult it is to travel those routes today, but that it was waydiffic...

  2. tea_for_two says:

    Travels with a Tangerine, Tim Mackintosh Smith s account of retracing Ibn Battutah s 14th century pilgrimage to Mecca, is a book that falls into the category of topics I love travel history writing, modern day recreations of famous voyages but executions I dislike I found Mackintosh Smith s writing overly pedantic and dense I don t know much about 14th century Arabic history and spent much of the book wishing that Mackintosh Smith had providedof a historical overview Mackintosh Smith Travels with a Tangerine, Tim Mackintosh Smith s account of retracing Ibn Battutah s 14th century pilgrimage to Mecca, is a book that falls into the category of topics I love travel history writing, modern day recreations of famous voy...

  3. Martine says:

    The first thing many people ask me when they hear I m writing a fantasy novel is whether I, with all my travelling experience, shouldn t be writing a travel book instead I used to wonder about that myself, but every time I consider it, I inevitably come across a real travel writer, someone who has an interesting angle, has thoroughly researched the places he is visiting and is always willing to do something outrageous if it will result in a good story things I might not necessarily be willin The first thing many people ask me when they hear I m writing a fantasy novel is whether I, with all my travelling experience, shouldn t be writing a travel book instead I used to wonder about that myself, but every time I consider it, I inevitably come across a real travel writer, someone who has an interesting angle, has thoroughly researched the places he is visiting and is always willing to do something outrageous if it will result in a good story things I might not necessarily be willing to do myself.Tim Mackintosh Smith is such a writer An Arabist who lived in the Middle East for seventeen years, speaks fluent Arabic and seems to have learned whole libraries worth of books by heart, he decided to follow in the footsteps of Ibn Battutah, possibly t...

  4. Kelly Shannon says:

    One of my favorite books It s not for everyone, but I loved Mackintosh Smith s fascinating account of his attempt to follow the travels of the 14th century Muslim traveler and explorer Ibn Battutah Battutah...

  5. Fiona says:

    I haven t finished reading this book I m two thirds of the way through and I need a break It s an interesting journey, the premise of which is the author following in Ibn Battutah s footsteps, but it is a bit self indulgent at times and there s too much emphasis on a m...

  6. Inasirimavo says:

    I am giving it three stars just because the subject Mackintosh Smith is dealing with Ibn Battutah and his travels is quite fascinating and there s so much historical importance and intrigue to it.In that regard this book is important But, oh my, it takes some nerves and patience to go through it I don t think Mackintosh Smith executed this well, the book could be muchinteresting, vivid, playful, funny, challenging you name it There was so much potential in this and I really wish I am giving it three stars just because the subject Mackintosh Smith is dealing with Ibn Battutah and his travels is quite fascinating and there s so much historical importance and intrigue to it.In that regard this book is important But, oh my, it takes some nerves and patience to go through it I don t think Mackintosh Smith executed this well, the book could be muchinteresting, vivid, playful, funny, challenging you name it There was so much potential in this and I really wish it turned out...

  7. Erin Van Rheenen says:

    The bad news this isn t a book about traveling the world with nothing but a small piece of citrus fruit to keep you company.The ok news As Mackintosh Smith follows in the footsteps of a 14th century globetrotter named Ibn Battutah, a man from Tangiers the Tangerine of the title , the author puts a lot of effort into his descriptions and metaphors, writing of a large and elderly Englishman from within whose carapace of summer weight tweed an Audenesque head moved slowly, periscopically, as if The bad news this isn t a book about traveling the world with nothing but a small piece of citrus fruit to keep you company.The ok news As Mackintosh Smith follows in the footsteps of a 14th century globetrotter named Ibn Battutah, a man from Tangiers the Tangerine of the title , the author puts a lot of effort into his descriptions and metaphors, writing of a large and elderly Englishman from within whose carapace of summer weight tweed an Audenesque head moved slowly, periscopically, as if he were a turtle on a constitutional Or, trying to navigate Tangiers, he finds that his street map resembles the biopsy of some many vesicled organ I usually love following along as cranky Brits take on the world, but here, Mackintosh Smith loses me So much detai...

  8. Fionnuala says:

    What a misleading title Nothing to do with comedy fruit smuggling, everything to do with the ArabIslamic world s greatest traveler, a near contemporary of Marco Polo who actually went to the places he talks about Tim M S recreates the first leg of Ibn Battuta s voyages, and finds a surprising continuity between the fourteenth century and today The best parts for me were the excerpts from IB s write up of his travels Tim M S is an okay writer, but his experiences are pedestrian compared What a misleading title Nothing to do with comedy fruit smuggling, everything to do with the ArabIslamic world s greatest traveler, a near contemporary of Marco Polo who actually went to the pla...

  9. Woodge says:

    The relatively unknown Ibn Battutah 1304 1368 grew up in Tangier, Morocco At the age of 21, he embarked on a journey throughout the Middle and Far East for almost 30 years The author, a British man who has lived in Yemen for 17 years and is fluent in Arabic undertakes a journey that will be about a third of Ibn Battutah s I used to read a lottravelogues and I ve really enjoyed them Not this one, though In fact I m surprised I got as far as I did with this onethan half way T The relatively unknown Ibn Battutah 1304 1368 grew up in Tangier, Morocco At the age of 21, he embarked on a journey throughout the Middle and Far East for almost 30 years The author, a British man who has l...

  10. Hans says:

    An engaging travel memoir through the Middle and Near East and Middle and Modern Ages that unfortunately never quite comes together Despite promising ingredients, fascinating experiences and exhaustive historical references, something about it never quite landed for me The book stands on...