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Title:The historical background to 'the Sudan road'
Author:Naqar, 'Umar al-ISNI
Book title:Sudan in Africa: studies presented
Year:1971
Pages:98-108
Language:English
Geographic term:Sudan
Subjects:Islam
pilgrimages
Abstract:This paper attempts to put the period in which the 'Sudan Road' became in effect the major pilgrimage route between West Africa and the Hijas in its proper historical perspective. Most of the time the pilgrims took one of the trans-Saharan routes, only during the 19th century the 'Sudan Road' became the main road. Notes.