The Chronology of Ancient Nations: An English Version of the Arabic Text of the Athr-ul-Bkiya of Albrn, Or "Vestiges of the Past"

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Oriental translation fund of Great Britain & Ireland, 1879 - Chronology - 464 pages
An English version of the Arabic text of the Athr-ul-bkiya of Albrn, or "Vestiges of the Past," collected and reduced to writing by the author in A.H. 390-1, A.D. 1000. Translated and edited, with notes and index, by C. E. Sachau.

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Al-Biruni's Chronology of Ancient Nations in English (1879), Includes one of the most detailed descriptions of the Rabbinic and Karaite Jewish calendars.

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