Event date and time:
February 23, 2013, 2:00 PM
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.