Clearly presented and deftly translated, Meri's thorough annotations and deft introduction...make this work useful for both scholars and students. -- Religious Studies Review, January 2006
From the Author
"It gives me great pleasure to be able to make available one of the most significant works of medieval pilgrimaage to the non-specialist reader in English translation. This guide illustrates well the intersection of practice and belief among the Muslims as well as Jews and Christians of the Medieval Islamic world. It is an excellent illustration of the common beliefs of the adherents of the three monotheistic faiths and of the holy persons and places which they venerate."