Six Months in the Hijaz

Six Months in the Hijaz
Author : John Fryer Keane
Publisher : Barzan Publishing
Total Pages : 424
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : 095497011X
ISBN 13 : 9780954970116
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Months in the Hijaz Book Description:

Stoned in Makkah, knifed on the way to Madinah, Keane witnesses death and suffering in the desert, as he and his fellow-pilgrims are menaced by predatory desert tribes. His account and the mysterious affair of the Lady Venus, who, Keane alleged, was an Englishwoman stranded in Makkah at the time of his visit, created a sensation in England earning him some notoriety and helping to publicise his first two books, Six Months in Meccah and My Journey to Medinah. These are here republished for the first time since the 1880s. William Facey's Introduction tells the story of Keane's life, provides a critical appraisal of his journey, and places his account of the pilgrimage in the context of other travellers to Islam's holy places. The comprehensive glossary, index and map which accompany this single volume will assist and guide readers as they join Keane on his remarkable journey.


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