1408835606
Paperback:Mecca : the sacred city / Ziaudin Sardar.:2015 Paperback Mecca : the sacred city / Ziaudin Sardar.
Mecca : the sacred city / Ziaudin Sardar.
Author: Sardar, Ziauddin,
Publication year: 2015
Format: Paperback
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781408835609 (pbk.) :
Notes:
Mecca is the heart of Islam. It is the birthplace of Muhammad, the direction towards which Muslims turn when they pray and the site of pilgrimage which annually draws some three million Muslims from all corners of the world. Yet Mecca's importance goes beyond religion. What happens in Mecca and how Muslims think about the political and cultural history of Mecca has had and continues to have a profound influence on world events to this day. In this book, Ziauddin Sardar unravels the significance of Mecca. Tracing its history, from its origins as a 'barren valley' in the desert to its evolution as a trading town and sudden emergence as the religious centre of a world empire, Sardar examines the religious struggles and rebellions in Mecca that have powerfully shaped Muslim culture.
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xxxviii, 408 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm

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