Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah : Volume I (Illustrated)

Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah : Volume I (Illustrated)

by Sir Richard F. Burton
     
 

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• “The interest just now felt in everything that relates to the East would alone be sufficient to ensure to the author of "El Medinah and Meccah" the favourable consideration of the Reading Public.

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• “The interest just now felt in everything that relates to the East would alone be sufficient to ensure to the author of "El Medinah and Meccah" the favourable consideration of the Reading Public. But when it is borne in mind that since the days of William Pitts of Exeter (A.D. 1678-1688) no European travellers, with the exception of Burckhardt and Lieut. Burton, have been able to send us back an account of their travels there, it cannot be doubted but that the present work will be hailed as a welcome addition to our knowledge of these hitherto mysterious penetralia of Mohammedan superstition. In fact, El Madinah may be considered almost a virgin theme; for as Burckhardt was prostrated by sickness throughout the period of his stay in the Northern Hejaz, he was not able to describe it as satisfactorily or minutely as he did the Southern country,-he could not send a plan of the Mosque, or correct the popular but erroneous ideas which prevail concerning it and the surrounding city.”

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ISBN-13:
2940148279846
Publisher:
Five Star Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
01/18/2014
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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