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  1. says:

    Ce livre est la traduction d extraits des crits de Richard Francis Burton, un explorateur anglais du XIX eme si cle, aventurier dou pour les langues et dot d un temp rament courageux et railleur Dans cet ouvrage, il est question du voyage haut en couleur qu il effectue pour accomplir le Hadj, p lerinage sur les lieu saints de l Islam l poque sous domination Ottomane N tant pas lui m me musulman, mais maitrisant parfaitement plusieurs langues orientales, il se d guise au d part de l Angleterre, et se fait passer en gypte pour un Afghan Le voyage est loin d tre de tout repos, principalement du fait que la route, par la mer ou travers le d sert, est peu s re Ce n est pas sans rappeler les histoires des p lerins sur le chemin de Saint Jacques de Compostelle qui doivent bien souvent faire les frais de coquins.Le r cit est passionnant, et outre son caract re testimonial, l auteur fait preuve d humour et de sang froid britannique dans les situations de danger, ce qui rajoute du sel sa narration En se liant la foule bigarr e des p lerins, en partageant leurs peines et leurs preuves, il a l occasion de les pratiquer, et donne ainsi une infinit d indications sur les m urs et leurs caract res dans des portraits sans pr jug s ni complaisance, mais fond s sur l...

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    Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton s 19th travelogue is simply fascinating In disguise and I m assuming he s accurate in this at great risk to himself, Burton made a pilgrimage to Medina and Mecca His intimate observations of customs, daily life, and travel in a foreign land are the sort that one sees best through the fresh eyes of an outsider, but normally an outsider would be denied that vantage Burton pulled it off, and he did a damned good job of putting it all on paper.I don t care much for Burton himself, but neither did Victorian society If we met in person I d probably consider him as genuinely dangerous as he is morally offensive, but none of that prevents me from appreciating his peculiar sort of genius If you have them, I recommend overlooking any reservations...

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    Much indeed has been written about Burton s travels to Mecca and Medina Much of this has been condemnation from scholars who see in Burton another example of imperialist arrogance These accusations are, to some degree, correct But what is often overlooked is Burton s pursuit to master the languages of the Middle East and South Asia and his eventual mastery of over two dozen of them also overlooked is the genuine curiosity and oftentimes cultural humility that animates this work Burton was no Macaulay, passing judgement on all and sundry without careful and deliberate study He approached his subject with the genuine spirit of a scholar and student, spent years studying the cultures an...

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    Ce que j ai trouv int ressant dans ce livre, ce n ai pas sa narration, ni la nouveaut de ce qu il raconte,puisque d autres europ en ont d j accompli le hadj avant le capitaine burton,mais plut t tous les aspects politiques et sociaux, relatifs au contexte historique de cette p riode.Il est toujours fascinant de voir comment les p...

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    Sir Richard Burton was one of the first and one of the few Europeans to do the pilgrimage to Mecca, disguised as an Afghan Moslem He set out in April 1853 and finished his pilgrimage in September, months in which he travelled with Arabs and Egyptians, Syrians, Persians and Turks, sharing their habits and traditions, their fear and joys, their friendship But always with the risk that they might uncover his farce which would have likely meant his death He describes his travels and what he learned from the different cultures in sometimes too lengthy detail The historical information about different places of worship and cities, the description of the landscapes and of the different pilgrims and their status amongst each other is highly interesting, even 160 years later At the same time he sometimes uses a language full of wit and even sarcasm, which so...

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    I m currently recording and editing the book s audio version Coming from a third generation mutawwif family, this book touches the deepest vein in my Saudi heritage

    Yea, I really did put all three words in a single sentence, didn t I Let s do it again and watch the fireworks go off My Saudi Heritage.


    The reason why I m...

  7. says:

    Burton s Secret Pilgrimage is one of the great travel and adventure stories of the nineteenth century Unbelievers are not allowed to make this pilgrimage but Burton was able to pass as an Indian physician The travel portions were quite interesting, as Burton negotiates with various merchants, camel drivers, caravan leaders, etc and has to make his way through overheated deserts and bandit infested territory Less interesting were the descriptions of visits to the various Muslim shrines in M...

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    Who doesn t want to read about the secret pilgrimage to Mecca made by a British adventurer in the mid 1800s Funded by the Royal Geographic Society, Burton embarks on a voyage through Cairo, Suez, Medine an...

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    Read excerpts A Journey in Disguise from The Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El Medinah and Meccah and En Route from A Pilgrimage to El Medinah and Meccah What was possible in the nineteenth Century certainly wouldn t be possible now although it took extraordinary courage then.

  10. says:

    Amazing adventure, inspired me to see the world and experience as much as possible

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