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Post by carteki » January 3rd, 2018, 6:28 am

The travels of Ibn Batūta by Ibn Battuta (1304 - 1368). Translated by Samuel Lee (1783 - 1852)

Ibn Battuta (ابن بطوطة) (February 25, 1304 – 1368 or 1369), was a Moroccan explorer of Berber descent. He is known for his extensive travels, accounts of which were published in the Rihla (lit. "Journey"). Over a period of thirty years, Ibn Battuta visited most of the known Islamic world as well as many non-Muslim lands. His journeys included trips to North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa and Eastern Europe, and to the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China. Ibn Battuta is generally considered one of the greatest travellers of all time. -Wikipedia
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Post by TriciaG » January 4th, 2018, 4:50 pm

I'll MC.

There's a note in the project that says that Pattymarie was the original DPL, and that she might want to continue as DPL. I'd suggest shooting her a PM. :)

The original summary was from Wikipedia, so you might want to change it. I'll put the Wikipedia one in the first post.
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Post by carteki » January 5th, 2018, 2:14 am

Thank you Tricia.
I have pm'd Patty. She is currently traveling, but right now there is no rush.
As I haven't seen the original thread please can you let me know if there in any other information there that I need.
I've put together the magic window. Please can you add a section 0 as I've decided to include the preface.
Please can you delete sections 16-20 as these are no longer needed.
Thank you.

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Post by TriciaG » January 5th, 2018, 6:26 am

Done. I don't know if you put the intro/preface info in one of the sections (I would assume so). I dragged it up to its proper place.

There wasn't anything unusual/surprising/different in the original thread, so I think you're OK. :)
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Post by carteki » January 5th, 2018, 7:15 am

TriciaG wrote:
January 5th, 2018, 6:26 am
Done. I don't know if you put the intro/preface info in one of the sections (I would assume so). I dragged it up to its proper place.

There wasn't anything unusual/surprising/different in the original thread, so I think you're OK. :)
Thank you. I did put the preface at the bottom (so as not to disorder the sections if an eager beaver signed up!)

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Post by TriciaG » January 6th, 2018, 10:27 am

Moving to Readers Wanted...
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Post by pattymarie » January 7th, 2018, 9:33 am

Glad to see this resurrected and eager to continue as dpl. Thanks Kim and Tricia.
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Post by gawoozle » January 10th, 2018, 3:44 pm

Hello,

I am interested in reading Section 14 (Chapter 25).

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Post by carteki » January 10th, 2018, 8:49 pm

gawoozle wrote:
January 10th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Hello,

I am interested in reading Section 14 (Chapter 25).
Thank you for jumping in. Please let me know how you want to be signed up in Librivox. Name and personal webpage if you have one.
Regards.

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Post by gawoozle » January 10th, 2018, 9:52 pm

How are footnotes being dealt with? I have come across some sentences that have three or four footnotes which breaks up the sentence significantly. Should all notes be saved for the end of the sentence? Omitted entirely? Thanks.

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Post by carteki » January 10th, 2018, 11:54 pm

Hi Travis,
Is this the name that you would like to show on your reader page? Do you have a website?
Regarding footnotes, it is up to the reader's discretion whether to include them or not. And yes, you're correct in thinking that they should be inserted at a logical break, rather than where they are noted in the text.
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Post by SaraHale » January 11th, 2018, 3:58 am

Hello,

I would like to claim section 0, please. Thanks!
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Post by carteki » January 11th, 2018, 4:33 am

Thank you Sara. I'll update the MW when I've landed.

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Post by gawoozle » January 11th, 2018, 5:11 pm

carteki wrote:
January 10th, 2018, 11:54 pm
Hi Travis,
Is this the name that you would like to show on your reader page? Do you have a website?
Regarding footnotes, it is up to the reader's discretion whether to include them or not. And yes, you're correct in thinking that they should be inserted at a logical break, rather than where they are noted in the text.
We use the format "Footnote"..... "End of Footnote" when including them.
Hope this helps.
Kim
Great. Thank you.

And yes. Please use my name (Travis Maider) on the reader page.

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Post by PhileasBlogg » January 11th, 2018, 6:09 pm

Hello,

I would like to claim section 8 (chapter 18)

Thanks! :D

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