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The hajj : the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca and the holy places

Author: Francis E Peters
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1996.
Series: Princeton paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second printingView all editions and formats

Among the duties God imposes upon every Muslim capable of doing so is a pilgrimage to the holy places in and around Mecca in Arabia. By collecting the firsthand accounts of these travelers and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis E Peters
ISBN: 069102619X 9780691026190
OCLC Number: 797452045
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 1994
Description: XXIV, 399 p., [14] c. di tav. ; 24 cm
Contents: List of IllustrationsThe Hajj in Early Photo DocumentsPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroductionMapsCh. IOrigins3The Religion of Abraham3The Primitive Sanctuary9Arabian Paganism19Muhammad and the Hajj38Ch. IIMecca and the Ways Thither60Changes in the Haram60The Paths to Mecca71The Ways from Iraq73The Syrian Hajj79The Hajj Route from Egypt86The Interior Arabian Routes98Ch. IIIThe Medieval Hajj (1100-1400 C.E.)109Ibn Jubayr on the Hajj in 1183-1184109Entering the State of Ihram114The Pilgrimage to Arafat (13 March 1184)119The Umra of Rajab129Medina the Radiant137Ch. IVUnder New Auspices144The Syrian Pilgrimage145The Carriage and Care of Pilgrims149The Bedouin Problem157The Egyptian Pilgrimage162Iranians Make the Hajj172The Caravan as Marketplace in Early Ottoman Times180The Red Sea Crossing184Ali Bey in Mecca (1807)194The Wahhabis in Mecca197Ch. VThrough European Eyes: Holy City and Hajj in the Nineteenth Century206On Making the Hajj under Pretense206Charles Doughty on the Hajj223On First Arriving in Mecca229The Haram and Its Denizens233The Pilgrimage of 1842248Back from Arafat252A Visit to Medina257Ch. VISteamships and Cholera: The Hajj in Modern Times266The End of the Traditional Hajj266Arrangements Large and Small272Getting There: Transportation on Sea and Land282Health and the Hajj301Ch. VIIThe Great War and After316The Hijaz Railway316Wartime Pilgrimages321The Postwar Hajj331The Wahhabi Pilgrimage of 1925352Notes363Works Cited383Index393
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks.
Responsibility: F.E. Peters.
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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1994 "Peters's The Hajj provides a clear and accurate picture of the organization of [Muslim] rituals. His book is ... sufficiently comprehensive to Read more...

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