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Title Hajj : journey to the heart of Islam / edited by Venetia Porter ; with M.A.S. Abdel Haleem ... [et al.].
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
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 Floor2  BP187.3 .H2443 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description 288 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 28 cm.
Note "This publication accompanies the exhibition Hajj : journey to the heart of Islam at the British Museum from 26 January to 15 April 2012"--T.p. verso.
Originally published: London : British Museum Press, 2012.
Bibliography "Hajj travel narratives": p. 281-283.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 276-281) and index.
Contents Introduction : Pilgrimage : why do they do it? / Karen Armstrong -- The importance of Hajj : spirit and rituals / M.A.S. Abdel Haleem -- Journey to Mecca : a history / Hugh Kennedy -- Journey to Mecca : a history (part 2) / Robert Irwin -- Hajj after 1950 / Ziauddin Sardar -- The modern art of Hajj / Venetia Porter -- Textiles of Mecca and Medina / Venetia Porter.
Summary This fascinating book pulls together many strands of Hajj, its rituals, history, and modern manifestations. Travel was once a hazardous gamble, yet devoted Muslims undertook the journey to Makkah, documenting their experiences in manuscripts, wall paintings, and early photographs, many of which are presented here.
Subject Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Saudi Arabia -- Mecca -- History -- Exhibitions.
Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Saudi Arabia -- Mecca -- Exhibitions.
Islamic art -- Exhibitions.
Material culture -- Islamic countries -- Exhibitions.
Mecca (Saudi Arabia) -- Description and travel -- Exhibitions.
British Museum -- Exhibitions.
Related Names Porter, Venetia.
Abdel Haleem, M. A.
British Museum.
ISBN 0674062183 (cloth)
9780674062184 (cloth)
OCLC number 709670348