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  • Paperback: 491 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; New edition edition (1 Jan. 1965)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486212181
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486212180
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.7 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nejat on 6 Jan. 2013
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All good many thanks, book arrived really quick and I will need now to start to read and enjoy my reading.
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Great finish to an exciting journey 16 Mar. 2001
By Michael Green - Published on Amazon.com
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Here Burton finds Mecca and the long-sought Ka'abah. Along with descriptions of the Badawin of "Al-Hijaz," the "Bedouins" to us who "haunt" the normal caravan routes, Burton describes the people of Mecca and the religious observances and practices of the "Haji's" first appearance (and subsequent appearances) at the Bayt Ullah, the House of God.
While Burton keeps his condescension and moral superiority (if not sublimity) in check, he will occasionally weary the reader and try their patience with such observations as "the pigeons of Mecca resemble those of Venice" -- and who is to say that differences exist in those that seasonally appear in downtown Cleveland?
Altogether, along with the first volume, an enjoyable read and an intriguing catalog of relevant observations, historical detail, biblical anecdotes and legends, and at the end of the volume, excerpts from earlier European "Hajis" (a "Gentleman of Rome" in 1503 and a semi-educated English youngster in 1680).
A first-rate travelogue, peppered at times with overbearing detail.
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