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Pilgrimage to Medina and Mecca—Excerpts

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In the 19th century, Sir Richard Francis Burton, Oxford-educated spy and adventurer became the first Englishman to enter the Muslim city of Mecca. Disguised as a dervish, Burton braved the harsh desert climate, Bedouin bandits, and the scrutiny of Muslim travelers to reach the forbidden city. He recorded his experiences in this book, a fascinating adventure of unique anthropological significance.

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