Studies in a Mosque (Classic Reprint)

Studies in a Mosque (Classic Reprint)

by Stanley Lane-Poole
     
 

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A common subject binds these essays together; they all treat of Islam in its manifold phases, from its birth at Mekka to its apotheosis in the Persian Miracle Play; even the Sabians may be called, in a sense, a Koranic sect. It is true the treatment is slight, and many important developments of the Mohammadan religion are scarcely

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A common subject binds these essays together; they all treat of Islam in its manifold phases, from its birth at Mekka to its apotheosis in the Persian Miracle Play; even the Sabians may be called, in a sense, a Koranic sect. It is true the treatment is slight, and many important developments of the Mohammadan religion are scarcely touched upon; but the essays were written not for the learned but for the general reader, and I believe he will pardon the lack of elaboration. If my words bring a few more workers to the great field here sketched out, and induce a wider interest in the religion which still keeps its hold upon so vast a number of our fellow subjects, the republication of these essays will be abundantly justified.

The chapters on the Koran, the Persian Miracle Play, and the Sabians, are reprinted by permission from the Edinburgh Review; that on an Eastern Reformation from the Saturday Review; while the first three appeared in my introduction to Lane's "Selections from the Kur-an," and are republished with Messrs. Trübner's kind consent. The chapter on the Brotherhood of Purity appears for the first time.

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ISBN-13:
9781330060308
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/13/2015
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.71(d)

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