The Resource One thousand roads to Mecca: : ten centuries of travelers writing about the Muslim pilgrimage, (electronic resource)

One thousand roads to Mecca: : ten centuries of travelers writing about the Muslim pilgrimage, (electronic resource)

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One thousand roads to Mecca: : ten centuries of travelers writing about the Muslim pilgrimage
Title
One thousand roads to Mecca:
Title remainder
ten centuries of travelers writing about the Muslim pilgrimage
Title variation
  • Thousand roads to Mecca
  • 1000 roads to Mecca
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Language
eng
Summary
This updated and expanded edition of One Thousand Roads to Mecca collects significant works by observant travel writers from the East and West over the last ten centuries including two new contemporary narratives creating a comprehensive, multifaceted literary portrait of the enduring tradition. Since its inception in the seventh century, the pilgrimage to Mecca has been the central theme in a large body of Islamic travel literature. Beginning with the European Renaissance, it has also been the subject for a handful of adventurous writers from the West who, through conversion or connivance, managed to slip inside the walls of a city forbidden to non-Muslims. These very different literary traditions form distinct impressions of a spirited conversation in which Mecca is the common destination and Islam the common subject of inquiry. Featured writers include Ibn Battuta, J. L. Burckhardt, Sir Richard Burton, the Begum of Bhopal, John Keene, Winifred Stegar, Muhammad Asad, Lady Evelyn Cobbald, Jalal Al-e Ahmad, and Malcolm X. One Thousand Roads to Mecca is a historically, geographically, and ethnically diverse collection of travel writing that adds substantially to the literature of Islam and the West
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Midwest
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1945-
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Wolfe, Michael
Dewey number
297.352
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Electronic books
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adult
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One thousand roads to Mecca: : ten centuries of travelers writing about the Muslim pilgrimage, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11817895
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multicolored
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MWT11817895
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11817895
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remote
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11817895
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
One thousand roads to Mecca: : ten centuries of travelers writing about the Muslim pilgrimage, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11817895
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11817895
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11817895
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11817895
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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