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Before the Railway: Trade and the Syrian Hajj in the Ottoman Period
User Contributed Published January 3, 2013
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Event date and time: February 23, 2013, 2:00 PM

Cost: Free

Phone: 202-633-1000

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Event Details: Meyer Auditorium, Freer Speaker: Dr. Marcus Milwright, director, Medieval Studies Program, University of Victoria, British Columbia 

Before mechanized travel, Muslims on the pilgrimage (hajj) to Mecca and Medina faced long and arduous journeys. This talk reviews evidence of state investment in the route of the Syrian hajj and explores how the pilgrimage stimulated economic exchange.

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