The Koran, Commonly Called the Alcoran of Mohammed Volume 2

The Koran, Commonly Called the Alcoran of Mohammed Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1764 edition. Excerpt: ...for he granteth success unto whom he pleaseth, and nate number of years, but any number from three to nine, (tho' some suppose the tenth year it included) and therefore advised him to prolong the time, and to raise the wager; which he accordingly proposed to Obba, and they agreed that the time assigned mould be nine years, and the wager a hundred camels. Before the time was elapsed, Obba died of a wound he had received at Obod, in the third year of the Hejra (i); but tho event afterwards (hewing that Aba Beer had won, he received the camels of Obba heirs, and brought them in triumph to Mohammed (2). History informs us, that the successes of Kbofru Parviz, king of Per/ia, who carried on a terrible war against the Greet empire, to revenge the death of Maurice his father-in-law, lain by Pbocas, were very great, and continued in an uninterrupted course for two and twenty years. Particularly in the year of Christ 615, about the beginning of the sixth year before the Hejra, the Persians, having the preceding year conquered Syria, made themselves masters of Palestine, and took Jerusalem; which seems to be that signal advantage gained over the Greeis mentioned in this passage, 'as agreeing best with the terms here used, and most likely to alarm the Arabs by reason of their vicinity to the scene of action: and there was so little probability, at that time, of the Greeks being able to retrieve their losses, much less to distress the Persians, that in the following years the arms of the latter made still farther and more considerable progresses, and at length they laid siege to Constantinople itself. But in the year 625, in which the fourth year of the Hejra began, about ten years after the taking of Jerusalem, the Greeks, when it was least expected, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778537
  • 9781236778536