The Earth and Its Inhabitants ...: South-western Asia (Google eBook)

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D. Appleton and company, 1891 - Geography
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Page 470 - After half-an-hour's ride, amongst dirty huts and tattered coffee-hovels, we reached the enceinte, and found the door closed. Presently a man came running with might from the town ; he was followed by two others ; and it struck me at the time that they applied the key with peculiar empressement, and made inordinately low congees, as we entered the enclosure of whitewashed walls. "The Mother...
Page 470 - The Mother is supposed to lie, like a Moslemah, fronting the Kaabah, with her feet northwards, her head southwards, and her right cheek propped by her right hand. "Whitewashed and conspicuous to the voyager and traveller from afar, is a diminutive dome, with an opening to the west ; it is furnished as such places usually are in El-Hejaz.
Page 424 - Yemen, properly so called, is the country forming the south-western extremity of the Arabian Peninsula, bounded on the west by the Red Sea, on the south by the Indian Ocean, on the north by Hijaz, and on the east by Hazramaut (Hadhramaut).
Page 474 - Prophet, he left them immovably fixed at that point for all time to come. As there can be no return, so neither can there be any progress. The tree is of artificial planting ; instead of containing within itself the germ of growth, and adaptation to the various requirements of time and clime and circumstance, expanding with the genial sunshine and the rain from heaven, it remains the same forced and stunted thing as when first planted twelve centuries ago.
Page 474 - Shiites results from his descent from what i may be called the Levitical tribe of the Koreish, and his hereditary governorship of the holy city, rather than from any priestly character. At a long remove in veneration below these two half-sacred chiefs of the faith come the...
Page 159 - Centre of the Universe, Exalted like the Planet Saturn, Well of Science, Footpath of Heaven, Sublime Sovereign whose Standard is the Sun, whose Splendour is that of the Firmament, Monarch of Armies Numerous as the Stars.
Page 474 - Job xxxTlii, 5. measures of the earth, and " hath stretched the line upon it," but not the less with an ever- varying adaptation to time and place ? and which the artificial imitation ? "As a reformer, Mohammed did indeed advance Iris people to a certain point, but as a prophet he left them fixed immovably at that point for all time to come. As there can be no return, so neither can there be any progress. The tree is of artificial planting. Instead of containing within itself the germ of growth and...
Page 12 - From the end of the tenth to the end of the twelfth century the digestion of Aristotle's logic was the greatest intellectual task.
Page 474 - ... for all time to come. As there can be no return, so neither can there be any progress. The tree is of artificial planting ; instead of containing within itself the germ of growth, and adaptation to the various requirements of time and clime and circumstance, expanding with the genial sunshine and the rain from heaven, it remains the same forced and stunted thing as when first planted twelve centuries ago. Dr. Weil, it is true, sees a possible future for Islam by following in the wake of a " reformed...
Page 359 - ... the same as those of Afqa, that Afqa on the other side of the mountain, some 12 km away, is the outlet of the sink-hole of el Yammuneh, and that the two are connected by a tunnel 73). This is a natural assumption. The modern geographer E. RECLUS 74) accepted this belief as fact: "... the Nahr-Ibrahim flows for a long distance below the surface. Its headstream rises on the eastern slope in a lakelet near the village of Yanumeh (sicl), and after winding through a series of subterranean fissures,...

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