Robinson, Arthur E. The Mahmal of the Moslem Pilgrimage.

[London], Royal Asiatic Society, 1931.

8vo. (117)-127, (1) pp. Original printed wrappers.


Offprint from the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. About the Mahmal, the closed rectangular pyramidal canopy taken along on camelback on Egyptian and Syrian pilgrimages to Mecca before Ibn Saud's conquest of the Hejaz in 1925 - a "very curious custom in Islam", the origin and purport of which the present essay undertakes to investigate. "It is very improbable that the Mahmal [...] will be seen in the Hejaz again [...] The Mahmal is heretical to Islam, and the Wahhabis [...] have declined to admit the Mahmal into the Hejaz" (p. 117).

Wrapper shows insignificant ruststains from staples, otherwise in perfect condition.

OCLC 47931240. Not in Macro.