medieval routes to mecca a study of the darb zubaidah pilgrim trail by dr saad al-rashid
216pp • 260x310mm
Publication: April 2017
This, the only mainstream readable history of the Darb Zubaidah, tells the story of the pilgrim trail which was established during the Abbasid Caliphate and brought pilgrims in their hundreds of thousands down from Kufa and the surrounding regions and across the desert to the holy city of Mecca. This fascinating account draws upon the exhaustive research contained in Dr Saad Al-Rashid's doctorate on the subject, and will make a significant contribution to the wider understanding of the Hajj pilgrimage. Medieval Routes to Mecca is a large format photographic book drawing on the major historical photographic archives (such as the Royal Geographical Society in London) and from private photographic collections, both recent and contemporary.