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One Thousand Roads to Mecca

Ten Centuries Of Travelers Writing About The Muslim Pilgrimage

By Michael Wolfe, 1945-

The Hadj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, has long been a central tenet of the Muslim religion and has, as well, fascinated Western adventures enchanted by the holy city's mystery and hostility toward nonbelievers. One Thousand Roads to Mecca collects significant texts from the last ten centuries by writers from the East and West including Ibn Battuta, whose Travels is the most famous adventure book of Arabic literature; Ali Bey al-Abbasi, a nineteenth-century Spanish Muslim; Sir Richard Burton, who daringly entered the city in disguise; and Malcolm X. Part travelogue, part history, part holy literature, this diverse anthology will appeal to anyone interested in one of the most influential cities in human history.

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Format: Book
Author: Wolfe, Michael, 1945-
Title: One thousand roads to Mecca : ten centuries of travelers writing about the Muslim pilgrimage / edited and introduced by Michael Wolfe.
Publisher Date: New York : Grove Press, c1997.
Subject: Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Saudi Arabia -- Mecca
Isbn: 0802116116
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Format: Book
Author: Wolfe, Michael, 1945-
Title: One thousand roads to Mecca : ten centuries of travelers writing about the Muslim pilgrimage / edited and introduced by Michael Wolfe.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Grove Press, c1997.
Description: xxxi, 620 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Saudi Arabia -- Mecca
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 581-587) and index.
Contents: The medieval period: three classic Muslim travelers, 1050-1326 -- Enter the Europeans: renegades, impostors, slaves, and scholars, 1503-1814 -- Nineteenth-century changes, 1853-1908 -- The early twentieth century, 1925-33 -- The jet age Hajj, 1947-90.
LCCN: 97001329
ISBN: 0802116116
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Call Number: 297.352 Wol