The Longest Journey: Southeast Asians and the Pilgrimage to Mecca

The Longest Journey: Southeast Asians and the Pilgrimage to Mecca

by Eric Tagliacozzo

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195308273
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/12/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Eric Tagliacozzo is Professor of History and Asian Studies at Cornell University, where he directs the Comparative Muslim Societies Program and the Cornell Modern Indonesia Project and edits the journal Indonesia. He is the author of Secret Trades, Porous Borders: Smuggling and States along a Southeast Asian Frontier, 1865-1915, which won the Harry J. Benda Prize from the Association of Asian Studies.

Table of Contents

Part I: Charting the Hajj over the Centuries
1. Ancient Footsteps: Southeast Asia's Earliest Muslim Pilgrims
2. Mecca's Tidal Pull: The Red Sea and Its Worlds
3. Financing Devotion: The Economics of the Pre-Moden Hajj
4. Sultanate and Crescent: Religion and Politics in the Indian Ocean

Part II: The Hajj through Four Colonial Windows
5. In Conrad's Wake: Lord Jim, the "Patna," and the Hajj
6. A Medical Mountain: Health Maintenance and Disease Control on the Hajj
7. The Skeptic's Eye: Snouck Hurgronje and the Politics of Pilgrimage
8. The Jeddah Consulates: Colonial Espionage in the Hejaz

Part III Making the Hajj "Modern"
9. Regulating the Flood: The Hajj and the Independent Nation-State
10. On the Margins of Islam: Hajjis from Outside Southeast Asia's "Islamic Arc"
11. "I was the Guest of Allah": Hajj Memoirs and Writings from Southeast Asia
12. Remembering Devotion: Oral History and the Pilgrimage

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