The British Empire and the Hajj : 1865-1956
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Author: John Slight
The British Empire governed more than half the world's Muslims. John Slight traces the empire's 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.