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|Erlanger Branch||953.8 S244m 2014 (Text)||33126019476112||Adult Nonfiction||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781620402665 (hardcover) :
- ISBN: 1620402661 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: xxxviii, 408 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 25 cm
- Edition: First U.S. edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2014.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-391) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
The lure of Mecca -- The Valley of Weeping -- "I love thee more than the entire world" -- Rebellion at God's earthly throne -- Sharifs, sultans, and sectarians -- Love and fratricide in the Holy City -- The caravans of precious gifts -- The Wahhabi threat -- Camels, Indians, and feudal queens -- Western visitors, Arab garb -- Mecca under the Saudis -- The reconfigured utopia.
"Sardar unravels the meaning and significance of Mecca. Tracing its history from its origins as a barren valley in the desert to its evolution as a trading town and sudden emergence as the religious center of a world empire, Sardar examines the religious struggles and rebellions in Mecca that have significantly shaped Muslim culture ... [in a] blend of history, reportage, and memoir"--Amazon.com.
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