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A season in Mecca : narrative of a pilgrimage

Author: Abdellah Hammoudi; Pascale Ghazaleh
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2006.
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In 1999, the Moroccan scholar Abdellah Hammoudi, trained in Paris and teaching in America, decided to go on the pilgrimage to Mecca. He wanted to observe the hajj as an anthropologist but also to experience it as an ordinary pilgrim, and to write about it for both Muslims and non-Muslims. Here is his intimate, intense, and detailed account of the Hajj--a rare and important document by a subtle, learned, and  Read more...
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Named Person: Abdellah Hammoudi; Abdellah Hammoudi
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abdellah Hammoudi; Pascale Ghazaleh
ISBN: 0809076098 9780809076093 0745637892 9780745637891
OCLC Number: 64585487
Description: 293 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1 Departures 3 --
2 Governing Religion 19 --
3 In Training, and Ghosts of the Self 39 --
4 Praying and Shopping 67 --
5 Dead Ends 94 --
6 Denying the Self to the Self, or the Road to Mecca 119 --
7 Untitled 142 --
8 The Unwelcome Archive 167 --
9 Resurrection Before Death 190 --
10 Memory of Finitude 221 --
11 Memory of Violence 240.
Other Titles: Saison à La Mecque.
Responsibility: Abdellah Hammoudi ; translated from the French by Pascale Ghazaleh.
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In 1999, the Moroccan scholar Abdellah Hammoudi, trained in Paris and teaching in America, decided to go on the pilgrimage to Mecca. He wanted to observe the hajj as an anthropologist but also to  Read more...

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