Nineteen Christian Centuries in Outline; A Guide to Historical Study for Home Reading and Literary Clubs

Nineteen Christian Centuries in Outline; A Guide to Historical Study for Home Reading and Literary Clubs

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...pilgrimage, and war against the unbeliever. It sanctions polygamy; and forbids the believer from lending money on interest and usury. Mohammed taught a state of future rewards and punishments. Death in battle was divested of its terrors by the assured belief that the faithful soldier passed immediately into an eternity of sensual bliss. VII. LITERATURE. As might have been expected in a state of continual disorder and warfare, when even languages were changed and born, but little progress was made in literature, or in any of the arts and sciences. It almost seemed as if the torch were about to be extinguished. The classic tongue of Arabia, however, under the Caliphs, was fixed by the publication of the Koran, and under the new life poetry began to awake from the sleep of ages. The Greek learning was partly perpetuated by new translations, and soon the faint glimmers of a revival of learning begin to streak the sky of Arabia which give promise of a more glorious day to follow. VIII. IMPORTANT EVENTS FROM 600 TO 700, A. D. 600. The Sclavonians ravage Italy. 606. The Waldenses refuse submission to Rome. 607. The Roman Pantheon dedicated to God, the Virgin and the Saints. 600. Mohammed begins to proclaim his doctrine. 611. Chosroes, King of Persia, makes conquests in Syria, Egypt, Asia Minor, and then lays seige to Rome. 612. The Koran begins to be published. 614. Jerusalem taken by the Persians. 622. The Hegira. Mohammed enters Medina, and is acknowledged a prophet and sovereign. 629. Mecca is taken. 632. Mohammed dies at the age of 63. He is succeeded by Abu Bekir. Islamism begins to spread itself in the East. The highest spiritual and regal authority vested in the successors of Mohammed. 634. Persia becomes subject to the faith of the prophet. 637....show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 123662890X
  • 9781236628909