“I Have To Disguise Myself”: Orientalism, Gyula Germanus, and pilgrimage as cultural capital, 1935–1965
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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 a historian of the modern Arab world, whose research and teaching focus on the global social history of nation-state building, nationalism, and sovereignty in the region from the late Ottoman period until today. He was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, and recipient of numerous grants and fellowships.Currently, he is working on his second monograph, Modern Arab Kingship, an international history of Arab monarchies and Western imper