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Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah

Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah

Volume 3. Meccah

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108042000

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  • The British explorer Sir Richard F. Burton (1821–90) was a colourful and often controversial character. A talented linguist and keen ethnologist, he worked in India during the 1840s as an interpreter and intelligence officer for General Sir Charles Napier, and published several books about his experiences in 1851–2. He first gained celebrity, however, for his adventurous 1853 trip to Mecca, under the disguise of a pilgrim, which is described in this lively three-volume publication (1855–6). Few Europeans had ever visited the Muslim holy places; one of them was John Lewis Burckhardt, whose 1829 account is also reissued in this series. Volume 3 of Burton's book vividly describes the pilgrims' journey from Medina to Mecca, with catering including coffee, rice and 'occasionally … tough mutton and indigestible goat', crowded camp-sites and all-night prayers and singing. Finally he arrives at the Kaabah and witnesses the culminating ceremonies of the hajj.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108042000
    • length: 484 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.61kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 2 colour illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    23. From El Medinah to El Suwayrkiyah
    24. The Bedouins of El Hejaz
    25. From El Suwayrkiyah to Meccah
    26. The Bait Ullah
    27. The first visit to the House of Allah
    28. Of Hajj, or pilgrimage
    29. The ceremonies of the Yaum el Tarwiyah
    30. The ceremonies of the Day of Arafat
    31. The ceremonies of the Day of Victims
    32. The Days of Drying Flesh
    33. Life at Meccah, and the Little Pilgrimage
    34. Places of pious visitation at Meccah
    35. Jeddah
    Index.

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