A Prince of Arabia. The Emir Shereef Ali Haider.

Stitt, George.

Book ID: 3695


8vo. 314 p., half-title, frontis. 17 b/w plates, 1 map, cloth, slightly rubbed, appendix, biblio, George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, first edition, 1948.


The autobiography of Ali Haidar, the Head of the Emirate of Mecca during a period of dramatic modernisation, the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire, the Arab Revolt and the First World War. Ali Haidar drove through some radical reforms regarding the organisation of the Hajj.

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