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LOL man.never forget white people did nothing first neither the best, they sleep and eat false propaganda,
Ugh, why the shit does that have to turn into a race thing? Why does EVERYTHING have to turn into a race thing?
because white people have made sure that everything is about race
as proved by the fact that when you say explorer, you think of a bunch of white guys walking the world and discovering it ~exotic wonders~ even though Zheng He travelled through Asia, to the Middle East, and even East Africa. But you’d likely never heard of him before.
Same reason you never heard of Ahmad Ibn Fadlan, an Arab traveller who, as early as the 10th century, went to the Volga area for diplomatic reasons. He wrote about it, much as Marco Polo would do later for his own travels, and is one of our sources on what viking were like (and by all accounts, he wrote about them more accurately than western scholars of the same period did)
Oh, or Ibn Battuta who travelled throughout Africa long before europeans did, and even went to Europe himself.
And that’s just some example of Muslim medieval travel writers
Everything is about race because white people keep telling everyone that their race is the only one who every got anything done.
For people interested in learning more about these men, their travels, or how many travelers from all over the world were exploring during the middle ages, have some books.
Books on Zheng He:
- Zheng He : China and the Oceans in the Early Ming Dynasty, 1405-1433 by Edward L. Dreyer
- Admiral Zheng He and Southeast Asia , edited by Leo Suryadinata
- Zheng He : Tracing the Epic Voyages of China’s Greatest Explorer by Michael Yamashita
Books on Ahmad Ibn Fadlan:
- Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North by Ibn Fadlan
- Ibn Fadlan’s journey to Russia : a tenth-century traveler from Baghad to the Volga River , Richard Nelson Frye
Books on Ibn Battuta:
- The Travels of Ibn Battuta: in the Near East, Asia and Africa, 1325-1354 by Ibn Battuta
- The Adventures of Ibn Battuta, a Muslim Traveller of the Fourteenth Century by Ross E. Dunn
- Traveling Man: The Journey of Ibn Battuta 1325-1354 by James Rumford
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