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

 
 
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  • erschienen am 1. Februar 2012
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  • 230 Seiten
 
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978-1-4209-0203-7 (ISBN)
 
Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was a preeminent British explorer of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. His famed disguised pilgrimage to Mecca in 1853 made his name known. Burton helped demystify this exotic Eastern world to the West. In "Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah", we are gifted with his personal account of his Haj. Full of insightful anthropological observations, Burton describes his encounters with Arab cultures and customs. This exciting tale revolves around his disguising as an Afghan doctor in order to not be noticed in his religious pilgrimage. Burton was more than an explorer, though; he was a translator, soldier, cartographer, and spy. His fascinating character comes through brilliantly in this travel account as we discover the East through the eyes of an outsider. Burton's "Narrative" is as much an adventure story as it is a study in cultural anthropology-a true classic of travel writing that helped define the genre.
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  • USA
Neeland Media LLC
978-1-4209-0203-7 (9781420902037)
1420902032 (1420902032)
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  • Title page
  • PREFACE TO THE MEMORIAL EDITION.
  • PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION.
  • PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.
  • DEDICATION
  • PART I. AL-MISR
  • CHAPTER I. TO ALEXANDRIA.
  • CHAPTER II. I LEAVE ALEXANDRIA.
  • CHAPTER III. THE NILE STEAMBOAT-THE "LITTLE ASTHMATIC.
  • CHAPTER IV. LIFE IN THE WAKALAH.
  • CHAPTER V. THE RAMAZAN.
  • CHAPTER VI. THE MOSQUE.
  • CHAPTER VII. PREPARATIONS TO QUIT CAIRO.
  • CHAPTER VIII. FROM CAIRO TO SUEZ.
  • CHAPTER IX. SUEZ.
  • CHAPTER X. THE PILGRIM SHIP.
  • CHAPTER XI. TO YAMBU'.
  • CHAPTER XII. THE HALT AT YAMBU'.
  • CHAPTER XIII. FROM YAMBU' TO BIR ABBAS.
  • CHAPTER XIV. FROM BIR ABBAS TO AL-MADINAH.
  • PART II. AL-MADINAH.
  • CHAPTER XV. THROUGH THE SUBURB OF AL-MADINAH TO HAMID'S HOUSE.
  • CHAPTER XVI. A VISIT TO THE PROPHET'S TOMB.
  • CHAPTER XVII. AN ESSAY TOWARDS THE HISTORY OF THE PROPHET'S MOSQUE.
  • CHAPTER XVIII. AL-MADINAH.
  • CHAPTER XIX. A RIDE TO THE MOSQUE OF KUBA.
  • CHAPTER XX. THE VISITATION OF HAMZAH'S TOMB.

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