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Title The hajj and Europe in the Age of Empire / edited by Umar Ryad.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]


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Series Leiden studies in Islam and society ; V. 5
Leiden studies in Islam and society ; v. 5.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "Killed the pilgrims and persecuted them with all kinds of cruelties": Portuguese Estado da India's encounters with the hajj in the sixteenth century / Mahmood Kooria -- "The infidel piloting the true believer": Thomas Cook and the business of the colonial hajj / Michael Christopher Low -- British colonial knowledge and the hajj in the Age of Empire / John Slight -- French policy and the hajj in late-nineteenth-century Algeria: Governor Cambon's reform attempts and Jules Gervais-Courtellemont's pilgrimage to Mecca / Aldo d'aAostini -- Heinrich Freiherr von Maltzan's "My pilgrimage to Mecca": a critical investigation / Ulrike Freitag -- Polish connections to the hajj in the nineteenth century: mystical and imaginary travels to Mecca and the Polish cultural tradition / Boguslaw R. Zagorski -- On his donkey to the mountain of 'Arafat: Dr. Van der Hoog and his hajj journey to Mecca / Umar Ryad -- "I have to disguise myself": orientalism, Gyula Germanus, and pilgrimage as cultural capital, 1935-1965 / Adam Mestyan -- Franco's North African pilgrims after WWII: the hajj through the eyes of a Spanish colonial officer / Josep Lluís Mateo Dieste.
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Summary The present volume focuses on the political perceptions of the Hajj, its global religious appeal to Muslims, and the European struggle for influence and supremacy in the Muslim world in the age of pre-colonial and colonial empires. In the late fifteenth century and early sixteenth century, a pivotal change in seafaring occurred, through which western Europeans played important roles in politics, trade, and culture. Viewing this age of empires through the lens of the Hajj puts it into a different perspective, by focusing on how increasing European dominance of the globe in pre-colonial and colonial times was entangled with Muslim religious action, mobility, and agency. The study of Europe's connections with the Hajj therefore tests the hypothesis that the concept of agency is not limited to isolated parts of the globe. By adopting the "tools of empires," the Hajj, in itself a global activity, would become part of global and trans-cultural history.
Language English.
Subject Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Saudi Arabia -- Mecca -- History.
Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Europe.
Europe -- Colonies -- Administration.
Europe -- Relations -- Islamic countries.
Islamic countries -- Relations -- Europe.
Europeans -- Saudi Arabia -- Mecca.
Ethnic studies.
Religion and beliefs.
Social groups.
Society and culture: general.
Society and social sciences Society and social sciences.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- General.
Europeans (OCoLC)fst00916820
International relations (OCoLC)fst00977053
Colonies -- Administration. (OCoLC)fst00868457
Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages (OCoLC)fst01030970
Europe (OCoLC)fst01245064
Islamic countries (OCoLC)fst01244130
Saudi Arabia -- Mecca (OCoLC)fst01204780
Indexed Term islam.
muslim holy places.
european converts to islam.
global history.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Ryad, Umar, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Hajj and Europe in the Age of Empire. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017] 9789004323346 (DLC) 2016035042 (OCoLC)953708972
ISBN 9789004323353 (electronic bk.)
900432335X (electronic bk.)
9789004323346 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9004323341 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 10.1163/9789004323353 doi
GBVCP 1014944651
AU@ 000058468905

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