New Ibn Battuta podcast up

Over at Patreon, I’ve posted my second podcast (for subscribers) on Ibn Battuta. This one offers a brief overview of the chaos of the 13th century in North Africa and the Middle East, from the breakup of the Almohad Caliphate to the rise of the Mamluks in Egypt and Syria and the Mongolian invasion of Iran/Iraq. We’ll be covering the ramifications of the 13th century in more detail here at the blog as we move along (and as my workload lightens up a bit, it’s been ridiculous lately), but I thought a quick run through the main points would help provide some context and also offered a good way to incorporate another podcast into the project. I hope you enjoy it!