Makkah a Hundred Years Ago or C. Snouck Hurgronje Remarkable Albums.

Hurgronje, Christiaan Snouck.

Book ID: 17169


4to. 127 pp., half-title, numerous b/w & colour photos, edited with a new introduction by Angelo Pesce, cloth in d/w, biblio, copy clean & in very good condition, Immel Publishing, London, 1986.


Hurgronje was a professor of the Arabic language in the University of Leiden. He travelled to Arabia in 1884-85, and he had the opportunity to live in Makkah for six months and in Jeddah for another six months. The result of his studies was his book titled “Mekka” published in German in two volumes. The present work deals with the photographs he had taken in Makkah during his secret residence there.

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