Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-madinah and Meccah

Richard Francis BURTON (1821 - 1890)

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. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Religion, Travel & Geography

Language: English

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Play 01 Preface to the Memorial Edition hefyd
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Play 02 Preface to the Third Edition hefyd
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Play 03 Preface to the First Edition hefyd
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Play 04 To Alexandria hefyd
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Play 05 I leave Alexandria hefyd
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Play 06 The Nile Steamboat - The Little Asthmatic hefyd
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Play 07 Life in the Wakalah, part 1 Ted Garvin
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Play 08 Life in the Wakalah, part 2 Ted Garvin
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Play 09 The Ramazan Rebekka Steg
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Play 10 The Mosque Jersey City Frankie
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Play 11 Preparations to Quit Cairo scarlettraces
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Play 12 From Cairo to Suez Phil Griffiths
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Play 13 Suez hefyd
00:46:06
Play 14 The Pilgrim Ship Alia Makki
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Play 15 To Yambu' Alia Makki
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Play 16 The Halt at Yambu' Alia Makki
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Play 17 From Yambu' Alia Makki
00:53:41
Play 18 From Bir Abbas to Al-Madina Alia Makki
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Play 19 Through the Suburb Alia Makki
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Play 20 The Prophet's Tomb, part 1 Alia Makki
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Play 21 The Prophet's Tomb, part 2 Alia Makki
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Play 22 An Essay, part 1 scarlettraces
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Play 23 An Essay, part 2 Alia Makki
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Play 24 Al-Madina Alia Makki
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Play 25 The Mosque of Kuba Pentti Hirvonen
00:45:59
Play 26 The Visitation of Hamzah's Tomb, part 1 Crln Yldz Ksr
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Play 27 The Visitation of Hamzah's Tomb, part 2 Crln Yldz Ksr
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Play 28 The People of Al-madinah, part 1 Kalynda
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Play 29 The People of Al-madinah, part 2 Kalynda
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Play 30 The Saints' Cemetery, part 1 Crln Yldz Ksr
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Play 31 The Saints' Cemetery, part 2 Crln Yldz Ksr
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Play 32 The Damascus Caravan Alia Makki
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Play 33 From Al-Madinah to Al-Suwayrkiyah Alia Makki
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Play 34 The Badawin of Al-hijaz, part 1 Alia Makki
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Play 35 The Badawin of Al-hijaz, part 2 Sienna
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Play 36 The Badawin of Al-hijaz, part 3 Sienna
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Play 37 From Al-suwayrkiyah to Meccah, part 1 Sienna
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Play 38 From Al-suwayrkiyah to Meccah, part 2 Alia Makki
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Play 39 The First Visit to Bayt Allah Alia Makki
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Play 40 The First Day Anna Simon
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Play 41 The Second Day Alia Makki
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Play 42 The Third Day Alia Makki
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Play 43 The Three Days of Drying Flesh Thelma Meyer
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Play 44 Life at Meccah, and Umrah, or the Little Pilgrimage Alia Makki
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Play 45 Places of Pious Visitation Alia Makki
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Play 46 To Jeddah Anna Simon
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Play 47 Of Hajj, or Pilgrimage Anna Simon
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Play 48 The Bayt Ullah, part 1 Alia Makki
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Play 49 The Bayt Ullah, part 2 Alia Makki
00:40:20
Play 50 Specimen of a Murshid's Diploma Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 51 The Navigation and Voyages of Ludovicus Vertomannus, part 1 Barty Begley
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Play 52 The Navigation and Voyages of Ludovicus Vertomannus, part 2 Alia Makki
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Play 53 The Pilgrimage of Joseph Pitts, part 1 Alia Makki
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Play 54 The Pilgrimage of Joseph Pitts, part 2 Alia Makki
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Play 55 Giovanni Finati Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 56 Notes on My Journey Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 57 The Meccah Pilgrimage Nicholas James Bridgewater
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