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Original Sources

Original Sources:

  • Ibn Hawqal, author of the risala (account) Surat al-Ard or 'The Face of the Earth,' 900s
  • Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness, Arab Travellers in the Far North, 900s ***
  • Narir Khusraw's 'Safarnama,' 1000s
  • Ibn Battuta Travels In Asia And Africa 1325-1354 ***
  • The Travels of Marco Polo, 1200s ***
  • Narrative of the Embassy of Ruy Gonzalez de Clavijo to the Court of Timour, 1300s
  • Pedro Tafur's travels in Europe, Morocco and Near East, 1400s
  • Babur-nama, memoirs, 1400s and 1500s
  • Letters of Cortez, early 1500s ***
  • Colombus Fourth Voyage Letter, 1502 ***

Close enough:

  • Vasco Nunez de Balboa by Frederick Ober, 1906, events early 1500s ***

*** means I've read it

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