Ibn Battuta’s Maldivian Coup Plot

We’ve talked twice before about Ibn Battuta, the medieval Moroccan traveler. This time, we’re going to talk about his adventures in the Maldives, a paradisiacal tropical archipelago south of India. In the Maldives, Ibn Battuta got pressed into service as an Islamic judge, let his bad attitude get him into political trouble, and plotted a […]

Wild Adventures Mapping the Khorasan Border

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The Heretic Vendetta

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Montaillou: The Spy-Infested Anthill Village

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The Florentine Architecture Feud

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Talking the Tsembaga out of War

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The Court of the Khan

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The Bizarre Court-Martial of Francesco Caracciolo

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The Ethiopian Sepulcher Letters

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The Hungarian Crown Heist

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A Bambara Tale of Fate and Succession

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Carving Up Spain

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NPCs in Wooden Screens: the Duein Fubara

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The Lies of Leopold

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The Contemptible NPC You Can’t Say ‘No’ To

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