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Mecca : the sacred city / Ziauddin Sardar.

Sardar, Ziauddin, (author.).

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Erlanger Branch 953.8 S244m 2014 (Text) 33126019476112 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • 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.

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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.
Summary, etc.: "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.
Subject: Mecca (Saudi Arabia)
Mecca (Saudi Arabia) > History.
Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages > Saudi Arabia > Mecca.
Islam > Saudi Arabia > Mecca > History.
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