The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East/Volume 5

The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East  (1917)  edited by Charles F. Horne
Volume V: Ancient Arabia


THE SACRED BOOKS AND EARLY LITERATURE OF THE EAST

WITH HISTORICAL SURVEYS OF THE CHIEF WRITINGS OF EACH NATION

Translations, Bibliographies, etc., by the following Leading Orientalists:

IN AMERICA:

MORRIS JASTROW, LL.D., Professor of Semitic Languages, University of Pennsylvania; JAMES H. BREASTED, LL.D., Professor of Egyptology, University of Chicago; CHARLES C. TORREY, D.D., Professor of Semitic Languages, Yale University; A. V. W. JACKSON, LL.D., Professor of Indo- Iranian, Columbia University; CHARLES R. LANMAN, LL.D., Professor of Sanskrit, Harvard University; Rev. CHARLES F. AIKEN, S.T.D., Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University; FRIEDRICH HIRTH, LL.D., Professor of Chinese, Columbia University; Rev. WILLIAM E. GRIFFIS, D.D., former Professor at the Imperial University, Tokio.

IN EUROPE:

E. A. W. BUDGE, F.S.A., Director of Egyptology in the British Museum; Sir GASTON MASPERO, D.C.L., Member of the Royal Institute of France; Rev. A. H. SAYCE. LL.D., Professor of Comparative Philology, Oxford University; W. FLINDERS-PETRIE, LL.D., Professor of Egyptology, University College, London; STEPHEN LANGDON. Ph.D., Professor of Assyriology, Oxford University; Sir ERNEST SATOW, LL.D., G.C.M.G., British Minister to Japan; H. OLDENBERG, LL.D., Professor of Sanskrit, Kiel University; T. W. RHYS-DAVIDS, LL.D., Librarian of the Royal Asiatic Society; ARMINIUS VAMBÉRY, LL.D., Professor of Oriental Languages, University of Budapest.

IN ASIA:

Sir M. COOMARA SWAMY, Legislative Council of Ceylon; ROMESH CHUNDER DUTT, C.I.E., Author of the History of Civilization in Ancient India; DARAB D. P. SANJANA. Educational Society of Bombay; Viscount KENCHO SUYEMATSU. LL.M., Japanese Minister of the Interior; SHEIK FAIZ-ULLAH-BHAI, Head Master of the Schools of Anjuman-i-Islam; RALPH T. GRIFFITH, President Benares College, India; JIVANJI JAMSHEDJI MODI, Fellow of Bombay University, Officier de l'Académie Française.

Under the editorship of a staff of specialists directed by
Prof. CHARLES F. HORNE, Ph.D.


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This Volume is one of a complete set of the Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, consisting of fourteen volumes. In Volume I of the series will be found a certificate as to the limitation of the edition and the registered number of this set.


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THE SACRED BOOKS AND EARLY LITERATURE OF THE EAST


VOLUME V

ANCIENT ARABIA


THE HANGED POEMS
THE KORAN


In Translations by

Captain F. E. JOHNSON, R.A., and GEORGE SALE, Esq., with Revisions and Explanatory Essay by SHEIK FAIZ-ULLAH-BHAI, Head Master of the Schools of Anjuman-i-Islam.

With a Brief Bibliography by
Charles C. Torrey, D.D.,
Professor of Semitic Languages at Yale University.


With an Historical Survey and Descriptions by
Prof. CHARLES F. HORNE, Ph.D.


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NEW YORK LONDON

"Let there be light."—Genesis I, 3.


"There never was a false god, nor was there ever really a false religion, unless you call a child a false man."—Max Müller.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME V


ANCIENT ARABIA

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ILLUSTRATIONS IN VOLUME V



FACING PAGE
The Latest Successor of Mohammed
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Frontispiece
The Kaaba or Sacred Temple of Mecca
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The Mohammedans' Central Spot of Earth, the Rock of Abraham
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