Travels in Arabia: Comprehending an Account of Those Territories in Hadjaz which the Mohammedans Regard as Sacred

November 25, 2010|
Travels in Arabia: Comprehending an Account of Those Territories in Hadjaz which the Mohammedans Regard as Sacred by John Lewis Burckhardt
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John Lewis Burckhardt (1784-1817) was a Swiss explorer who is best remembered for his rediscovery of the ancient city of Petra in modern Jordan. In 1809 he was commissioned by the African Association to discover the source of the River Niger. In preparation for this journey, for which he needed to pass as a Muslim, Burckhardt spent two years exploring and studying Arabic and Islamic law in Aleppo, before travelling widely in Arabia and Egypt. These volumes, first published by the African Association in 1829, contain his account of the time he spent in Mecca and Medina: he was the first westerner to give an account of the Hajj pilgrimage. The work provides important and fascinating descriptions of the social, economic and political situation in Mecca and Medina during this period. Volume 1 describes the city of Mecca.
1. Arrival at Djidda; 2. Route from Djidda to Tayf; 3. Residence at Tayf; 4. Journey to Mekka; 5. Arrival at Mekka; 6. Description at Mekka; 7. Quarters of Mekka; 8. Description of the Beitullah (or 'House of God'), the great Mosque at Mekka; 9. Some historical notices concerning the Kaaba and the Temple of Mekka; 10. Description of se...
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Title:Travels in Arabia: Comprehending an Account of Those Territories in Hadjaz which the Mohammedans Regard as Sacred
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:490 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 1.1 in
Shipping dimensions:490 pages, 8.5 X 5.51 X 1.1 in
Published:November 25, 2010
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781108022859

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