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The Resource The British Empire and the Hajj, 1865-1956, John Slight

The British Empire and the Hajj, 1865-1956, John Slight

Label
The British Empire and the Hajj, 1865-1956
Title
The British Empire and the Hajj, 1865-1956
Statement of responsibility
John Slight
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The British Empire at its height governed more than half the world's Muslims. It was a political imperative for the Empire to present itself to Muslims as a friend and protector, to take seriously what one scholar called its role as "the greatest Mohamedan power in the world." Few tasks were more important than engagement with the pilgrimage to Mecca. Every year, tens of thousands of Muslims set out for Mecca from imperial territories throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, from the Atlantic Ocean to the South China Sea. Men and women representing all economic classes and scores of ethnic and linguistic groups made extraordinary journeys across waterways, deserts, and savannahs, creating huge challenges for officials charged with the administration of these pilgrims. They had to balance the religious obligation to travel against the desire to control the pilgrims' movements, and they became responsible for the care of those who ran out of money. John Slight traces the Empire's complex interactions with the Hajj from the 1860s, when an outbreak of cholera led Britain to engage reluctantly in medical regulation of pilgrims, to the Suez Crisis of 1956. The story draws on a varied cast of characters<U+0127> �Richard Burton, Thomas Cook, the Begums of Bhopal, Lawrence of Arabia, and frontline imperial officials, many of them Muslim<U+0127> �and gives voice throughout to the pilgrims themselves.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slight, John
Dewey number
  • 297.352409
  • 941.081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Saudi Arabia
Label
The British Empire and the Hajj, 1865-1956, John Slight
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Contexts -- Pilgrimage in the mid-Victorian era, c. 1865-1900 -- Pilgrimage in the Edwardian era, 1901-1914 -- The First World War and the Hashemite interregnum, 1914-1924 -- Britain and the Hajj under Saudi control, 1924-1939 -- Hajj from the far ends of Britain's Muslim empire, 1924-1939 -- Epilogue: Hajj in the time of war and decolonization, 1939-1956
Control code
FIEb17765511
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9780674504783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)906121676
Label
The British Empire and the Hajj, 1865-1956, John Slight
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Contexts -- Pilgrimage in the mid-Victorian era, c. 1865-1900 -- Pilgrimage in the Edwardian era, 1901-1914 -- The First World War and the Hashemite interregnum, 1914-1924 -- Britain and the Hajj under Saudi control, 1924-1939 -- Hajj from the far ends of Britain's Muslim empire, 1924-1939 -- Epilogue: Hajj in the time of war and decolonization, 1939-1956
Control code
FIEb17765511
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9780674504783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)906121676

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