Ibn Battuta Paragraph Assignment
here is an old Persian caravanserai. These structures, usually
rectangular with a single, gated entry arch served as resting points
for travelers and merchants (and their caravans) as they traveled
along major trade routes. The caravanserais could be simple or
luxurious and were usually built about a day's travel apart. Ibn
Battuta in his many journeys stayed in these all over the Muslim world.
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Reading the excerpt from Ibn Battuta about the African kingdom of Mali (along
with the document background notes
and the study questions) and answer the following
question in a paragraph:
Citing specific evidence from Ibn Battuta (not from the textbook), what were some of the main
features of Mali political practice and ceremony?
Your paragraph should be about
one-half page in length, double-spaced with one-inch margins, font size 10 or 12; it should
contain a concise topic sentence that directly responds to the assigned
question (no need to define terms or cite a dictionary) and use
direct, quoted material to support your points. You
may consider submitting a draft of your assignment to your instructor for
feedback before submitting the assignment for a grade. Please send some specific questions that you would like answered about
your draft. The questions can be general (Is my thesis/first sentence clear?) or
specific (Is the phrase, "Chardin was jeweller," written correctly?).
Your assignment should be sent to your course
instructor following the directions
for submitting assignments.
Please take a moment to review all of my support materials in
Charlie's History Writing Center for
additional information on the writing requirements for the assignments in the course.
The Required Ibn Battuta Paragraph is worth a maximum of 50 points.
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