The british empire and the hajj 1865 1956 and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. The british empire governed more than half the worlds muslims john slight traces the empires complex interactions with the hajj the annual pilgrimage to mecca from the 1860s when an outbreak of cholera led britain to engage reluctantly in medical regulation of pilgrims to the suez crisis of 1956 he gives voice to pilgrims and officials alike. John slights the british empire and the hajj 1865 1956 is a timely and groundbreaking book for both the study of the british empire and the history of muslim societies slight confronts a significant topic of postcolonial amnesia namely the fact that from 1857. In the opening pages of the british empire and the hajj john slight argues for the conceptualization of a british muslim empire 1 noting the prevalence among british and muslim officials and intellectuals during the high age of imperialism of emphasis on the demographic weight of imperial . The hajj is a difficult subject this book impressively grapples with a sprawling geographical framework drawing on research across numerous archives and countries but its argument that britains was a muslim empire may not surprise many especially insofar as it is simply an acknowledgment
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