by Michael Hamilton Morgan

Book review

For many Westerners, whose view of the Arab world is skewed by news, the region is little more than a hotbed of terrorism. And yet, Arabia is a land with a rich tradition of enlightenment, a vibrant society, and a past and present inextricably entwined with the culture of the West. Arabia: The Golden Ages introduces readers to the rich tapestry of Arabian life: the hajj, where in the largest single human gathering on Earth three million Muslims descend upon the holy city of Mecca to reaffirm their faith; the depths of the Red Sea, explored in an underwater search for ancient shipwrecks and clues to the past; and everyday traditions such as a festive henna party for a bride-to-be. Former diplomat Michael Hamilton Morgan guides this sumptuously illustrated journey that transforms how Western audiences view what is both an exotic land and cultural partner.

PublisherEarth Aware Editions
Release date 01.08.2010
Pages count160
File size3.1 Mb
eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
Book rating3.6 (5 votes)

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