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Travels in Arabia

Travels in Arabia
Comprehending an Account of Those Territories in Hadjaz which the Mohammedans Regard as Sacred

Volume 2

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor

  • Date Published: January 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108022866

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  • John Lewis Burckhardt (1784–1817) was a Swiss explorer who is best remembered for his rediscovery of the ancient city of Petra in modern Jordan. In 1809 he was commissioned by the African Association to discover the source of the River Niger. In preparation for this journey, for which he needed to pass as a Muslim, Burckhardt spent two years exploring and studying Arabic and Islamic law in Aleppo, before travelling widely in Arabia and Egypt. These volumes, first published by the African Association in 1829, contain his account of the time he spent in Mecca and Medina: he was the first westerner to give an account of the Hajj pilgrimage. The work provides important and fascinating descriptions of the social, economic and political situation in Mecca and Medina during this period. Volume 2 describes the city of Medina.

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    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108022866
    • length: 454 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 26 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 3 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Journey from Mekka to Medina
    2. Medina
    3. Description of Medina
    4. Account of some places of Zyara, or objects of pious visitation, in the neighbourhood of Medina
    5. On the inhabitants of Medina
    6. On the government of Medina
    7. Climate and diseases of Medina
    8. Journey from Medina to Yembo
    9. Yembo
    10. From Yembo to Cairo
    Appendix
    Index of Arabic words.

  • Author

    John Lewis Burckhardt

    Editor

    William Ouseley

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