The Arts of Trade and Travel
About This Resource
The obligation to make the pilgrimage (known as the hajj) to Mecca, combined with the tradition of global trade in Muslim societies, makes international travel important in the lives of many Muslims. This brief video highlights the arts associated with these traditions of trade and travel.
D. Fairchild Ruggles. National Endowment for the Humanities, American Library Association, and Twin Cities Public Television. Islamic Art Spots: Arts of Trade and Travel. American Library Association, 2013. http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/items/show/221.
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"Muslim Journeys | Item #221: The Arts of Trade and Travel", February 27, 2015 http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/items/show/221.
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