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Title:Across the savannas to Mecca: the overland pilgrimage route from West Africa
Author:Birks, J.S.ISNI
Year:1978
Pages:161
Language:English
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Hurst
ISBN:0903983931
Geographic term:West Africa
Subjects:Islam
pilgrimages
migration
pilgrimage
Abstract:In view of the importance of pilgrimage as an aspect of population mobility, relatively little academic study has been directed to the spatial and temporal elements of these religiously motivated movements. even though there is a wealth of literature on the muslim haji in particular, few studies have been directed towards an understanding of the form and nature, or international and local impact of the pilgrimage in the modern world. this study is a contribution towards redressing the paucity of studies on this aspect of population mobility.