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Publisher's Summary

Explorer, adventurer and linguistic genius, Sir Richard Francis Burton was the first Englishman to enter Mecca, the holy city of Muslims. Fluent in Arabic and the traditions of Islam, Burton joined the hajj - the pilgrimage to Mecca - incognito. The Royal Geographical Society hoped Burton's efforts would add detail to the "huge white blot" on their Arabian maps. His resulting Pilgrimage to Medina and Mecca was of great anthropological and literary merit, and brought him much notoriety.

Public Domain (P)1992 Recorded Books, Inc.
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

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This audio book was entertaining but lacked continuity. It’s difficult to condense two volumes into a short summery. If you can find the time read: Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah, by Sir Richard F. Burton, from Dover Press, in two volumes. Tull, the narrator, was good…

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