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The Resource Mecca

Mecca

Label
Mecca
Title
Mecca
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For the non-Muslim, Mecca is the most forbidden of Holy Cities--and yet, in many ways it is the best known. Muslim historians and geographers have studied it, and countless pilgrims and travelers--many of them European Christians in disguise--have left behind lively and well-publicized accounts of life in Mecca and its associated shrine-city of Medina, where the Prophet lies buried. The stories of all these figures, holy men and heathens alike, come together in this book to offer a remarkably revealing literary portrait of the city's traditions and urban life and of the surrounding area. Closely following the publication of F.E. Peters's The Hajj (Princeton, 1994), which describes the perilous pilgrimage itself from the travelers' perspectives, this collection of writings and commentary completes the historical travelogue. The accounts begin with the Muslims themselves, in the patriarchal age of Abraham and Ishmael, and trace the sometimes glorious and sometimes sad history of Islam's central shrine down to the last Grand Sharif of Mecca, Husayn ibn Ali, whose fragile kingdom was overtaken by the House of Saùd in 1926. Because of chronic flooding and constant rebuilding, there is little or no material evidence for the early history of Islam's holy cities. By assembling, analyzing, and fashioning these literary accounts of Mecca, however, Peters supplies us with a vivid sense of place and human interaction, much as he did in his widely acclaimed Jerusalem (Princeton, 1985). Originally published in 1994. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions
Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Peters, F. E
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mecca (Saudi Arabia)
  • Medina (Saudi Arabia)
  • Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Islam
  • RELIGION
  • Islam
  • Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Saudi Arabia
Label
Mecca
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter IV. Caught in the Spice Chain: Europe and the Hijaz
  • Chapter V. The Ottoman Hijaz
  • Chapter VI. The Two Sanctuaries
  • Chapter VII. The Wars of the Kings
  • Chapter VIII. King and Caliph: The Sharifate of Husayn ibn Ali (1908-1925)
  • Chronology of Mecca and the Hajj
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index
  • Mecca and Medina in Early Photo Documents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Maps
  • Chapter I.A Speculative History of Mecca in the Age of Ignorance
  • Chapter II. Muhammad: Medina and After
  • Chapter III. Building the Holy Land
Control code
ocn973762534
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400887361
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 994612
  • 22573/ctt1m3kqjc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)973762534
Label
Mecca
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter IV. Caught in the Spice Chain: Europe and the Hijaz
  • Chapter V. The Ottoman Hijaz
  • Chapter VI. The Two Sanctuaries
  • Chapter VII. The Wars of the Kings
  • Chapter VIII. King and Caliph: The Sharifate of Husayn ibn Ali (1908-1925)
  • Chronology of Mecca and the Hajj
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Index
  • Mecca and Medina in Early Photo Documents
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Maps
  • Chapter I.A Speculative History of Mecca in the Age of Ignorance
  • Chapter II. Muhammad: Medina and After
  • Chapter III. Building the Holy Land
Control code
ocn973762534
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400887361
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 994612
  • 22573/ctt1m3kqjc
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)973762534

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