“I Have To Disguise Myself”: Orientalism, Gyula Germanus, and pilgrimage as cultural capital, 1935–1965
The present volume focuses on the political perceptions of the Hajj, its global religious appeal to Muslims, and the European struggle for influence and supremacy in the Muslim world in the age of pre-colonial and colonial empires.
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Assistant Professor of History
Adam Mestyan is on sabbatical leave until January 2022. Adam Mestyan is a historian of the modern Arab world. Using the approach of global legal history, he is working on a new monograph Modern Arab Kingship (under contract), a social history of constituting Arab political orders in the interwar period. His next project is a history of land administration (taxation, agrarian shari‘a, and the land survey) in modern Syria and Egypt. He is the aut