A Shi'ite Pilgrimage to Mecca, 1885-1886
Saqi Books , 1990. First Edition, Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Fair. 9780863563560 Top corner clipped from flyleaf, previous owner's initials in pencil; jacket 's colour is very faded along upper front edge and on spine (title has faded completely), short tear to top rear edge. Clean pages. Taken from the original nineteenth-century Persian manuscript of the Safarnameh of Mirza Mohammad Hosayn Farahani, a well-educated, keenly observant, Iranian Shi'ite gentleman. The memoir reveals social and economic information about Tsarist Russia, the Ottoman Empire, Egypt, Northern Iran and Arabia. The author is a meticulous observer, recording details of distances, currencies, accommodations, modes of travel and so on. He records the experiences encountered by pilgrims of his day: physical hardships, disease, generosity, banditry, hospitality and exaltation. It describes tensions between the Shi'ites and the Sunnis. 380 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; ISBN/EAN: 9780863563560. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: dscf7079.
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