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Guests of God : pilgrimage and politics in the Islamic world

Author: Robert Bianchi; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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While the hajj is first and foremost a religious festival, it is also very much a political event. Every large Muslim state has developed a comprehensive hajj policy and a powerful bureaucracy to enforce it. This work argues, no secular or religious authority - national or international - can really control the hajj.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bianchi, Robert R.
Guests of God : Pilgrimage and Politics in the Islamic World.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2004
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Bianchi; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 0195171071 9780195171075
OCLC Number: 57720364
Notes: Title from title screen (viewed 8 February 2005).
Originally published in print: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Description: 1 online resource (374 pages)
Responsibility: Robert R. Bianchi.

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