Robert Irwin, 21 July 1994
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Princeton, 399 pp., £19.95, July 1994, 0 691 02120 1Show More
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“... are chary of investigating the passions aroused by the Muslim’s performance of its rituals. F.E. Peters’s The Hajj provides a clear and accurate picture of the organisation of those rituals, drawing on the travel narratives of, among others, al-Harawi, the 11th-century Shi’ite enthusiast for pilgrimages of all sorts; Ibn Jubayr, the 12th-century ...”