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The Resource Mecca : the sacred city, Ziauddin Sardar

Mecca : the sacred city, Ziauddin Sardar

Label
Mecca : the sacred city
Title
Mecca
Title remainder
the sacred city
Statement of responsibility
Ziauddin Sardar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sardar unravels the meaning and significance of Mecca. Tracing its history from its origins as a barren valley in the desert to its evolution as a trading town and sudden emergence as the religious center of a world empire, Sardar examines the religious struggles and rebellions in Mecca that have significantly shaped Muslim culture ... [in a] blend of history, reportage, and memoir"--Amazon.com
Summary
"Sardar unravels the meaning and significance of Mecca. Tracing its history from its origins as a barren valley in the desert to its evolution as a trading town and sudden emergence as the religious center of a world empire, Sardar examines the religiousstruggles and rebellions in Mecca that have significantly shaped Muslim culture ... [in a] blend of history, reportage, and memoir."--Amazon.com
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10361690
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sardar, Ziauddin
Dewey number
  • 297.352
  • 953.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BP187.3
  • DS248.M4
LC item number
S31 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mecca (Saudi Arabia)
  • Mecca (Saudi Arabia)
  • Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Islam
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the sacred city
Label
Mecca : the sacred city, Ziauddin Sardar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The lure of Mecca -- The Valley of Weeping -- "I love thee more than the entire world" -- Rebellion at God's earthly throne -- Sharifs, sultans, and sectarians -- Love and fratricide in the Holy City -- The caravans of precious gifts -- The Wahhabi threat -- Camels, Indians, and feudal queens -- Western visitors, Arab garb -- Mecca under the Saudis -- The reconfigured utopia
Control code
ocn870517013
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxxviii, 408 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620402665
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)870517013
Label
Mecca : the sacred city, Ziauddin Sardar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-391) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The lure of Mecca -- The Valley of Weeping -- "I love thee more than the entire world" -- Rebellion at God's earthly throne -- Sharifs, sultans, and sectarians -- Love and fratricide in the Holy City -- The caravans of precious gifts -- The Wahhabi threat -- Camels, Indians, and feudal queens -- Western visitors, Arab garb -- Mecca under the Saudis -- The reconfigured utopia
Control code
ocn870517013
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xxxviii, 408 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781620402665
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)870517013

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