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Arabic Authors

A Manual of Arabian History and Literature

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Author: F.F. Arbuthnot
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,865 / 187 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.7
LoC Categories: D, AZ
Downloads: 2,281
Added to site: 2006.11.25
mnybks.net#: 15360
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, Essays

The following pages contain nothing new and nothing original, but they do contain a good deal of information gathered from various sources, and brought together under one cover. The book itself may be useful, not, perhaps, to the Professor or to the Orientalist, but to the general reader, and to the student commencing the study of Arabic. To the latter it will give some idea of the vast field of Arabian literature that lies before him, and prepare him, perhaps, for working out a really interesting work upon the subject. Such still remains to be written in the English language, and it is to be hoped that it will be done some day thoroughly and well.

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t broke out in Arabia in consequence of the death of the Prophet were promptly put down, after severe fighting, in various parts of the peninsula, and the whole country was subjugated. Foreign expeditions beyond the borders were also planned and started.

Abu Bakr, dying in August, A.D. 634, was succeeded by Umar, or Omar, the conqueror of Syria, Persia, and Egypt by means of his generals Khalid bin Walid (the best, perhaps, that Islam produced), Abu Obaida, Mothanna, Sád bin Malik, Amr bin al-Aasi, and others. Omar himself was an early convert of A.D. 615, and a sudden conversion like our Paul; but one made his converts by fanaticism and the sword, the other by preaching and the pen. After a glorious and victorious reign of ten years Omar was assassinated by a Persian slave in November, A.D. 644, and was followed as Khalif by Othman, son of Affan, of the noble family of Abd-esh-Shems, who also assumed the title 'Amir al-Momenin, or Commander of the Faithful, which had been first adopted by his p

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Average Rating of 2.5 from 2 reviews: ***
2007.12.22
Smiley
**...

Historicaly the book is not accurate, Unfair and full of opinions and not facts.

2007.03.05
cecep
***..

very unfair ,


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