IBNA- 'A History of Jeddah: The Gate to Mecca in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century’, A book by German professor Ulrike Freitag has been published in English.
The book is an urban history of Jeddah from the late Ottoman period to the present day seen through its diverse and changing population. It has been published in 404 pages.
The author Ulrike Freitag writes: “It was a diffuse sense of an amazing diversity amongst the people of Jeddah. My own feeling of Jeddah ghayr that strikes me on first visiting the city in the year 2000 when it's more than 4 million inhabitants (2017) Jeddah sprawls along the shores of the Red Sea which also features later in the poem quoted above. It is situated in a region known as the Hijaz which includes the holy cities of Mecca and Medina.”
The aim of this study is hence to investigate the urban history of Jeddah in order to understand all people managed to live in a very diverse setting living with difference is one of the ways in which the concept of conviviality has been defined which makes this a central concept trying to consider history of Jeddah in a larger setting. Living with difference is one of two ways in which the concept of conviviality has been defined which makes this a central concept when trying to consider history of Jeddah in a larger setting.
The study deals with the past two centuries and zooms in on the 100 years between 1840 and 1947 both states referred to actual events unmarked symbolic ruptures in the history of the city.”