The Hajj and the Arts of Pilgrimage
Essays in Honour of Nasser David Khalili
With Contributions by Alastair Hamilton, Aram Vardanyan, Arnoud Vrolijk, Bilal Badat, Sami De Giosa, Edmund Hayes, Harry Munt, James Nicholson, Jan Loop, Janie Lightfoot, John Slight, Luitgard Mols, Mehmet Tütüncü, Michael Christopher Low, Michael Wolfe, Muhammad Isa Waley, Nahla Nassar, Peter Webb, Qaisra Khan, Richard McGregor, Saarthak Singh, Sabiha Gologlu, Seif el Rashidi, Sergio Carro Martín, Ulrich Marzolph, and Yousuf Saeed
A comprehensive overview of Hajj, one of the central pillars of Islam.
Hajj and the Arts of Pilgrimage consists of twenty-seven essays addressing objects in the remarkable collection of Nasser David Khalili. The collection features more than five thousand objects relating to the arts of pilgrimage, from the eighth century to today, and includes Qur’ans, illustrated manuscripts, rare books, scientific instruments, textiles, coins, paintings, prints, and photo-postcards, as well as archival material, unique historical documents, and examples of the work of some of the earliest Muslim photographers of Hajj. Together the essays collected in Hajj and the Arts of Pilgrimage provide a comprehensive overview of Hajj, illustrating the religious, spiritual, cultural, and artistic aspects of pilgrimage to the Holy Sanctuaries of Islam and the cosmopolitan nature of Hajj itself. Each essay is written by a prominent specialist in the field and beautifully illustrated with full-color images of objects from the collection, some of which have never been seen in print before. Taking readers from the early history of Islam to the fascinating story of the Western view of Muslim pilgrimage, these essays will transform our perception of Hajj.
768 pages | two-volumes, slipcase | 10 1/2 x 12 1/2 | © 2023
History: Middle Eastern History