The british empire governed more than half the worlds muslims john slight traces the empires complex interactions with the hajj the annual pilgrimage to mecca from the 1860s when an outbreak of cholera led britain to engage reluctantly in medical regulation of pilgrims to the suez crisis of 1956 he gives voice to pilgrims and officials alike. The british empire and the hajj 1865 1956 is a revealing study of the british empires interaction with the annual hajj pilgrimage over the course of nine decades john slight does much to adjust and refine our understanding of a subtle and complex dynamic britains relationship with its muslim inner empire indeed as slight notes at the outset of his study the breadth and scale of that empire encompassing as it did territories as diverse as gambia sudan zanzibar . The british empire and the hajj 1865 1956 john slight download pdf download full pdf package this paper a short summary of this paper 6 full pdfs related to this paper read paper the british empire and the hajj 1865 1956 download the british empire and the hajj 1865 1956 john slight loading preview download pdf x close log in log in with facebook log in with google sign up . The british empire and the hajj 1865 1956 cambridge ma harvard university press url http wwwhupharvardedu catalogphpisbn978067 abstract the british empire at its height governed more than half the worlds muslims it was a political imperative for the empire to present itself to muslims as a friend and protector to take seriously what one scholar called its role as the greatest mohamedan power in the world few tasks were more important than engagement with the
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