Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society, Issue 44

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The Society, 1871 - Voyages and travels

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a two volume travelogue written in c1750. Interesting, but not to be read in its full mind-numbing details. Read full review

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Page ii - It is bounded on the east by the Indian Ocean, on the north by Kenya...
Page 375 - Kharejites: their name properly signifies sectaries or adherents in general, but is peculiarly used to denote those of Ali Ebn Abi Taleb ; who maintain him to be lawful Khalif and Imam, and that the supreme authority, both in spirituals and temporals, of right belongs to his descendants, notwithstanding they may be deprived of it by the injustice of others, or their own fear.
Page xxix - Few of the large towns or oases but had four or five of these rivulets or feleji running into them. The isolated spots to which water is thus conveyed, possess a soil so fertile, that nearly every grain, fruit, or vegetable, common to India, Arabia, or Persia, is produced almost spontaneously; and the tales of the oases will be no longer regarded as an exaggeration, since a single step conveys the traveller from the glare and sand of the desert into a fertile tract, watered by a hundred rills, teeming...
Page 244 - Arabs, imply that this one Supreme Being is also the only Agent, the only Force, the only Act existing throughout the universe ; and leave to all beings else, matter or spirit, instinct or intelligence, physical or moral, nothing but pure unconditional passiveness, alike in movement or in quiescence, in action or in capacity. The sole power, the sole motor, movement, energy, and deed, is God ; the rest is downright inertia and mere instrumentality, from the highest archangel down to the simplest...
Page 414 - It is however a considerable market, being the point, to which the indian merchants and those of the islands bring their commodities; while the traders of Mesopotamia, Yemen and Persia import all sort of silk and purple cloths, flax; cotton; hemp; mash...
Page ii - in the Journal of the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society for 1897-98, p.
Page 245 - And if ye fear that they cannot observe the ordinances of God, it shall be no crime in either of them on account of that for which the wife shall redeem herself.
Page 373 - The term is used in the Kuran to indicate the Book, or Scriptures, or record of a people ; also, to designate a teacher of religion. Hence, most probably, its adoption by the Muslims in the latter sense. ' When the Lord tried Abraham with certain words, which he fulfilled, He said, I have made thee an Imam to the people.
Page 388 - Sabffian practice, and a groundwork of Carmathian freethinking, the Biadeeyah, like the Druses, Ismaileeyah, Anseyreeyah, and other similar sects, mix certain modifications derived from Mahometan law, and sufficient for a disguise when necessary, or at least for a species of apology in presence of Muslims." And, again : " The Biadeeyah, a compound of Sabaeans, Batineeyah, and Carmathians, inheritors of Mokannaa...

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