Pilgrimage to Medina and Mecca - Excerpts

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  • Title: Pilgrimage to Medina and Mecca - Excerpts
  • Author: Richard Francis Burton
  • ISBN: 9780788763861
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Audio Cassette
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    1. Bettie☯ on said:

      Richard Francis Burton by Rischgitz, 1864 Narrated by Patrick TullAt ~ five hours this is just right to savour the intrigue and culture. Thank you M! Burton in Persian disguise as "Mirza Abdullah the Bushri" (ca. 1849–50).The relevent history: The Hajj (/hædʒ/; Arabic: حج‎ Ḥaǧǧ "pilgrimage") is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financial [...]

    2. Elliot Jackson on said:

      Whilst I was waiting for Patrick O'Brian's The Surgeon's Mate to arrive, I was casting about for some other audiobook choices at my local library. This time, my eye fell upon "The Pilgrimage to Medina and Mecca", by Sir Richard Francis Burton, and narrated by none other than Patrick Tull, my POB narrator of choice. Well, perfect, thought I, this will be entertaining.I had no idea HOW entertaining. I'd only ever read a few of his translations of the "Arabian Nights" tales, and I got a glimmering [...]

    3. Dani on said:

      Sir Richard Francis Burton was a British explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, spy, linguist, poet, fencer and diplomat. Whew! He's famous for several things one of which was traveling in disguise to Mecca in the 1850's totally dangerous and punishable by death if found out. I saw a copy of this book come up on Antiques Roadshow and told my friend Matt about it because I knew it would be up his alley. He read it and told me I should too. I took the shorter route and li [...]

    4. Schawn schoepke on said:

      I thought it a good refreshing read. I know its a through back to a different time and but Mr. Burton made it an interesting and humorous adventure. Its so hard sometimes in our day to look at the Muslim world without judgement and eyeing it with suspicion. It felt comfortable to see it in a different time and it gives us perspective to somethings now and how they are not so very different from ourselves. The other big thing was I have always been curious about Mecca and the big stone they walk [...]

    5. Tom Schulte on said:

      This is a hilarious introduction to the narcissistic 19th Century adventurer-doctor Sic Richard Burton. This brief Audible edition of "unabridged selections" is bookended with additional material by experts giving Burton's exploits context and setting them in the chronology of his large life. Seeming like the sort of rooles Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, and Liam Neeson portray on the big screen, Burton later in life seeks to prove himself in a rash personal dare. in the 1850s impersonating a [...]

    6. Jennifer on said:

      Interesting book. I want to read his translation of the Arabian Nights now.

    7. Sonia on said:

      Enjoyed this audio version of excerpts from Burton's book. Fascinating stories told in his droll style and narrated by the excellent Patrick Tull. I'd like to read more of Burton's works.

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