|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Library Collection - Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 3.03(d)|
About the Author
Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890) was an English explorer, author, translator, linguist, and orientalist. Though he published over forty books and countless articles during his life, only two were original works. He is best known for his translations, in particular his translations of One Thousand and One Nights and The Kama Sutra.
Table of ContentsVolume 1: Preface; 1. To Alexandria; 2. I leave Alexandria; 3. The Nile steam boat; 4. Life in the Wakálah; 5. The Ramazán; 6. The mosque; 7. Preparations to quit Cairo; 8. From Cairo to Suez; 9. Suez; 10. The pilgrim ship; 11. To Yambu; 12. The halt at Yambu; 13. From Yambu to Bir Abbas. Volume 2: 14. From Bir Abbas to El Medinah; 15. Through the suburb of El Medinah to Hamid's house; 16. A visit to the Prophet's tomb; 17. An essay towards the history of the Prophet's mosque; 18. El Medinah; 19. A ride to the mosque of Kuba; 20. The visitation of Hamzah's tomb; 21. The people of El Medinah; 22. A visit to the Saints' cemetery; Postscript; Appendix. Volume 3: 23. From El Medinah to El Suwayrkiyah; 24. The Bedouins of El Hejaz; 25. From El Suwayrkiyah to Meccah; 26. The Bait Ullah; 27. The first visit to the House of Allah; 28. Of Hajj, or pilgrimage; 29. The ceremonies of the Yaum el Tarwiyah; 30. The ceremonies of the Day of Arafat; 31. The ceremonies of the Day of Victims; 32. The Days of Drying Flesh; 33. Life at Meccah, and the Little Pilgrimage; 34. Places of pious visitation at Meccah; 35. Jeddah; Index.