The Moors in Spain

The Moors in Spain

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"[...]always a mysterious and potent fascination in the personal influence of a true prophet. Mohammed was so far true, that he taught honestly and strenuously what he believed to be the only right faith, and there was enough of sublimity in the creed and of enthusiasm in the Prophet and his hearers to produce that wave of overmastering popular feeling which people call fanaticism. The Arabs before the time of Mohammed had been a collection of rival tribes or clans, excelling in the savage virtues of bravery, hospitality, and even chivalry, and devoted to the pursuit of booty. The Prophet turned the Arab tribes, for the nonce, into the Moslem people, filled them with the fervour of martyrs, and added to the greed of plunder the nobler ambition of bringing all mankind to the knowledge of the truth. Before Mohammed died he was master of Arabia, and the united tribes[...]."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507527195
  • 9781507527191

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