Ross E. Dunn

American historian and writer (born 1941)

Ross E. Dunn is an American historian and writer, the author of several books including The Adventures of Ibn Battuta, and coauthor of the highly cited History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past. He is Professor Emeritus at San Diego State University.


  • The first phase of the Muslim conquest of North India was a splendid ghazi adventure of looting, shooting, and smashing up the gods of Hindu idolators. The new kings of Dehli, however, imposed civil order on the conquered areas and created a structure of despotism designed to tax rather than slaughter the native peasantry.
    • Ross E. Dunn - The Adventures of Ibn Battuta_ A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century (2012, University of California Press) Chapter 9
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