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Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-madinah and Meccah

Richard Francis Burton

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821 – 1890) was an English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, linguist, poet, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian, and African languages. Burton's best-known achievements include traveling in disguise to Mecca, The Book of One Thousand Nights and A Night, an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights, bringing the Kama Sutra to publication in English, and journeying with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans led by Africa's greatest explorer guide, Sidi Mubarak Bombay, utilizing route information by Indian and Omani merchants who traded in the region, to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Burton extensively criticized colonial policies (to the detriment of his career) in his works and letters. He was a prolific and erudite author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including human behavior, travel, fencing, sexual practices, and ethnography. A unique feature of his books is the copious footnotes and appendices containing remarkable observations and unexpurgated information. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821 – 1890) was an English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, linguist, poet, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian, and African languages. Burton's best-known achievements include traveling in disguise to Mecca, The Book of One Thousand Nights and A Night, an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights, bringing the Kama Sutra to publication in English, and journeying with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans led by Africa's greatest explorer guide, Sidi Mubarak Bombay, utilizing route information by Indian and Omani merchants who traded in the region, to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Burton extensively criticized colonial policies (to the detriment of his career) in his works and letters. He was a prolific and erudite author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including human behavior, travel, fencing, sexual practices, and ethnography. A unique feature of his books is the copious footnotes and appendices containing remarkable observations and unexpurgated information. (Summary from Wikipedia)
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Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821 – 1890) was an English explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, ethnologist, linguist, poet, hypnotist, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke 29 European, Asian, and African languages. Burton's best-known achievements include traveling in disguise to Mecca, The Book of One Thousand Nights and A Night, an unexpurgated translation of One Thousand and One Nights, bringing the Kama Sutra to publication in English, and journeying with John Hanning Speke as the first Europeans led by Africa's greatest explorer guide, Sidi Mubarak Bombay, utilizing route information by Indian and Omani merchants who traded in the region, to visit the Great Lakes of Africa in search of the source of the Nile. Burton extensively criticized colonial policies (to the detriment of his career) in his works and letters. He was a prolific and erudite author and wrote numerous books and scholarly articles about subjects including human behavior, travel, fencing, sexual practices, and ethnography. A unique feature of his books is the copious footnotes and appendices containing remarkable observations and unexpurgated information. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

31h 49m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

12:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:27


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:24


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

35:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

35:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

58:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

48:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

50:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

46:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

45:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

40:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

45:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

53:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

40:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

42:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

46:04


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

40:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

44:24


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

28:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

54:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

46:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

22:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

35:25


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

29:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

39:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

39:55


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

52:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

27:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

46:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

27:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

39:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

32:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

21:43


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

37:47


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

23:52


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

48:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

25:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

36:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

39:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

41:21


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

40:21


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

12:43


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

28:51


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

26:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

33:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

32:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

28:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

17:25


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

12:16