Western Arabia In The Leiden Collections: Traces Of A Colourful Past by Luitgard MolsWestern Arabia In The Leiden Collections: Traces Of A Colourful Past by Luitgard Mols

Western Arabia In The Leiden Collections: Traces Of A Colourful Past

byLuitgard Mols, Arnoud Vrolijk

Hardcover | November 15, 2017

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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Dutch diplomats, scholars, and travelers assembled unique collections in Jeddah, Mecca, and Medina. With the invaluable help of local Muslims, Dutch collectors tried to capture the essence of what they regarded as an authentic Oriental culture in a period when Arabia was already looking towards modernity.
These extensive collections allow a glimpse into a colorful and vibrant society, one virtually vanished today under ever-growing numbers of pilgrims, changing political and religious allegiances and sudden economic prosperity.
 
Luitgard Mols is director of Sabiel, research in Islamic art, and formerly curator of Southwest and Central Asia at the Leiden Museum of Ethnology. Arnoud Vrolijk is curator of Oriental manuscripts and rare books at Leiden University Libraries.  
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Title:Western Arabia In The Leiden Collections: Traces Of A Colourful PastFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 11.25 × 8.5 × 0.7 inPublished:November 15, 2017Publisher:Leiden University Press AcademicLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9087282591

ISBN - 13:9789087282592

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction- Collectors in Western Arabia
Chapter 1- Religion in Western Arabia
Chapter 2- The Geography of the Holy Places
Chapter 3- The Hajj to Mecca
Chapter 4- History
Chapter 5- Literary Culture
Chapter 6- Public Life
Chapter 7- Dress and Animal Trappings
Chapter 8- Family Life in Mecca
Appendix I- Locating the Collections
Appendix II- Dutch Diplomats in Jeddah
Bibliography
Index of Persons
Colophon