Personal narrative of a pilgrimage to al madinah and meccah volume 1 richard burton 40 out of 5 stars 19 paperback 1509 captain sir richard francis burton a biography edward rice 44 out of 5 stars 51 paperback 2110. Search the history of over 339 billion web pages on the internet. As a huge fan of sir richard burton ive snapped up every book of his i can get my hands on the two volumes detailing his 1853 pilgrimage to mecca and medina is the perfect place to start. Posing as a wandering dervish burton gained admittance to the holy kaabah and to the tomb of the prophet at medina and participated in all the rituals of the hadj pilgrimage a treasury of material on arab life beliefs manners and morals and more volume two concludes with eight appendices and an index with thousands of terms. His journey disguised as an afghan dervish setting out from egypt to do the hajj to al madinah and meccah was a high risk fascinating adventure filled with punishing terrain colorful characters dangerous bandits and the constant possibility of being unmasked as an infidel and killed
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