Pilgrims and Sultans: The Hajj Under the Ottomans

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The pilgrimage to Mecca - the hajj - is a major aspect of the Islamic religion, yet little has been written about its history or of the conditions under which thousands of pilgrims from far flung regions of the Islamic world travelled to the heart of the Arabian peninsula. This pioneering book concentrates on the pilgrimage in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when Mecca was ruled by the Ottoman sultans. At a time when, for the majority of the faithful, the journey was long, arduous and fraught with danger, the ...

Pilgrims and Sultans: The Hajj Under the Ottomans 2014, I.B.Tauris, London

ISBN-13: 9781780767710

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