Robert Irwin, 21 July 1994
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Princeton, 399 pp., £19.95, July 1994, 0 691 02120 1Show More
Pilgrims and Sultans: The Hajj under the Ottomans by Suraiya Faroqhi.
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The Hadj: A Pilgrimage to Mecca by Michael Wolfe.
Secker, 331 pp., £19.99, January 1994, 0 436 58404 2Show More
“... In the section of The Anatomy of Melancholy devoted to the perils of religious enthusiasm, Robert Burton pauses briefly to comment on the complex and meritorious rituals of the hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca: their fastings, their running till they sweat, their long prayers, Mahomets temple, tombe, and building of it, would aske a whole volume to dilate: and for their paines taken in this holy pilgrimage, all their sins are forgiven, and they are reputed so many saints ...”