For those who want to follow along I’m going to try to keep a rolling bibliography of the books I use when writing posts here. This is not a comprehensive list of, well, of anything, but hopefully you’ll find it of some use.
Abun-Nasr, Jamil M., A History of the Maghrib in the Islamic Period. Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Dunn, Ross E., The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the 14th Century. University of California Press, 2005.
Ibn Battuta, The Travels of Ibn Battuta in the Near East, Asia, and Africa, 1325-1354, translated and edited by Rev. Samuel Lee. Dover Publications, 2004.
Ibn Battuta, The Travels of Ibn Battutah, edited by Tim MacKintosh-Smith. Picador, 2002.
Irwin, Robert, The Middle East in the Middle Ages: The Early Mamluk Sultanate, 1250-1382. Southern Illinois University Press, 1986.