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Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-madinah and Meccah

Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)

1. 01 - Preface to the Memorial Edition
2. 02 - Preface to the Third Edition
3. 03 - Preface to the First Edition
4. 04 - To Alexandria
5. 05 - I leave Alexandria
6. 06 - The Nile Steamboat - The Little Asthmatic
7. 07 - Life in the Wakalah, part 1
8. 08 - Life in the Wakalah, part 2
9. 09 - The Ramazan
10. 10 - The Mosque
11. 11 - Preparations to Quit Cairo
12. 12 - From Cairo to Suez
13. 13 - Suez
14. 14 - The Pilgrim Ship
15. 15 - To Yambu'
16. 16 - The Halt at Yambu'
17. 17 - From Yambu'
18. 18 - From Bir Abbas to Al-Madina
19. 19 - Through the Suburb
20. 20 - The Prophet's Tomb, part 1
21. 21 - The Prophet's Tomb, part 2
22. 22 - An Essay, part 1
23. 23 - An Essay, part 2
24. 24 - Al-Madina
25. 25 - The Mosque of Kuba
26. 26 - The Visitation of Hamzah's Tomb, part 1
27. 27 - The Visitation of Hamzah's Tomb, part 2
28. 28 - The People of Al-madinah, part 1
29. 29 - The People of Al-madinah, part 2
30. 30 - The Saints' Cemetery, part 1
31. 31 - The Saints' Cemetery, part 2
32. 32 - The Damascus Caravan
33. 33 - From Al-Madinah to Al-Suwayrkiyah
34. 34 - The Badawin of Al-hijaz, part 1
35. 35 - The Badawin of Al-hijaz, part 2
36. 36 - The Badawin of Al-hijaz, part 3
37. 37 - From Al-suwayrkiyah to Meccah, part 1
38. 38 - From Al-suwayrkiyah to Meccah, part 2
39. 39 - The First Visit to Bayt Allah
40. 40 - The First Day
41. 41 - The Second Day
42. 42 - The Third Day
43. 43 - The Three Days of Drying Flesh
44. 44 - Life at Meccah, and Umrah, or the Little Pilgrimage
45. 45 - Places of Pious Visitation
46. 46 - To Jeddah
47. 47 - Of Hajj, or Pilgrimage
48. 48 - The Bayt Ullah, part 1
49. 49 - The Bayt Ullah, part 2
50. 50 - Specimen of a Murshid's Diploma
51. 51 - The Navigation and Voyages of Ludovicus Vertomannus, part 1
52. 52 - The Navigation and Voyages of Ludovicus Vertomannus, part 2
53. 53 - The Pilgrimage of Joseph Pitts, part 1
54. 54 - The Pilgrimage of Joseph Pitts, part 2
55. 55 - Giovanni Finati
56. 56 - Notes on My Journey
57. 57 - The Meccah Pilgrimage

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Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821 – 1890) was an English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, linguist, poet, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian, and African languages.Burton's best-known achievements include traveling in disguise to Mecca, The Book of One Thousand Nights and A Night, an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights, bringing the Kama Sutra to publication in English, and journeying with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans led by Africa's greatest explorer guide, Sidi Mubarak Bombay, utilizing route information by Indian and Omani merchants who traded in the region, to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Burton extensively criticized colonial policies (to the detriment of his career) in his works and letters. He was a prolific and erudite author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including human behavior, travel, fencing, sexual practices, and ethnography. A unique feature of his books is the copious footnotes and appendices containing remarkable observations and unexpurgated information.

Reviews

Ish

Detailed and objective view of his journey and the people he encountered. Burton was a true anthropologist.