Russian Hajj

Russian Hajj

In the late nineteenth century, as a consequence of imperial conquest and a mobility revolution, Russia became a crossroads of the hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. The first book in any language on the hajj under tsarist and Soviet rule, Russian Hajj tells the story of how tsarist officials struggled to control and co-opt Russia's mass hajj traffic, seeing it not only as a liability, but also an opportunity. To support the hajj as a matter of state surveillance… (more)

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Publisher: Cornell University Press (November 02, 2015)

Parent ISBN: 9780801454233

Page count: 256 pages

Language: English


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