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Western Arabia in the Leiden Collections : Traces of a Colourful Past (Hardcover) (Luitgard Mols &

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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century Dutch diplomats, scholars, and travelers assembled unique collections in Jeddah, Mecca, and Medina. With the invaluable help of local Muslims, Dutch collectors tried to capture the essence of what they regarded as an authentic Oriental culture in a period when Arabia was already looking towards modernity.
These extensive collections allow a glimpse into a colorful and vibrant society, one virtually vanished today under ever-growing numbers of pilgrims, changing political and religious allegiances and sudden economic prosperity.
 
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Civilization, Ethnology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Luitgard Mols & Arnoud Vrolijk
Language: English
Street Date: November 15, 2017
TCIN: 52742847
UPC: 9789087282592
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-9997
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