Travels in Arabia Deserta: Volume 2
by Charles Montagu Doughty
Publisher: Adamant Media Corporation 2000
Number of pages: 707
From the contents: Ibn Rashid's town, life in Hayil, depart from Hayil - journey to Kheybar, the apostle's country, the Kheyabar, the Medina life at Kheybar, deliverance from Kheybar, desert journey to Hayil, the Shammar and Haeb deserts, etc.
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