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Mahomet and His Successors

By Irving, Washington

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Book Id: WPLBN0000581192
Format Type: PDF eBook
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Reproduction Date: 2007

Title: Mahomet and His Successors  
Author: Irving, Washington
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collections: Children's Literature Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Irving, W. (n.d.). Mahomet and His Successors. Retrieved from http://cn.worldlibrary.net/

Excerpt: It is the intention of the author in the following pages to trace the progress of the Moslem dominion from the death of Mahomet in A. D. 6323 to the invasion of Spain in A. D. 710 In this period, which did not occupy fourscore and ten years, and passed within the lifetime of many an aged Arab, the Moslems extended their empire and their faith over the wide regions of Asia and Africa, subverting the empire of the Khosrus; subjugating great territories in India; establishing a splendid seat of power in Syria; dictating to the conquered kingdom of the Pharaohs; overrunning the whole northern coast of Africa; scouring the Mediterranean with their ships; carrying their conquests in one direction to the very walls of Constantinople, and in another to the extreme limits of Mauritania; in a word, trampling down all the old dynasties which once held haughty and magnificent sway in the East. The whole presents a striking instance of the triumph of fanatic enthusiasm over disciplined valor, at a period when the...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: CHAPTER I -- PAGE -- Election of Abu Beker, First Caliph, Hegira llth, A._I>._ 63% 23 -- CHAPTER II -- Moderation of Abu Beker. Traits of his Character. Rebeiliog^pf -- A^Ji^Cribes.--Defeat and Death of Maleo Ibn Nowirah. Harsh -- Measures of Khaled Condemned by Omar, but Excused by Abu -- Beker. Khaled defeats Moseilma the False Prophet. tyTOfllflr -- tion of the Koran, 30 -- CHAPTER IIL -- Oampaignjagainst Syria. Army sent under Yezed Ibn Abu Sofian -- Successes. Another Army under Amru Ibn al Aass. Brilliant -- Achievements of fchaleS; in Irak, 38 -- 11


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