The History of the Saracens: Comprising the Lives of Mohammed and His Successors, to the Death of Abdalmelik, the Eleventh Caliph : with an Account of Their Most Remarkable Battles, Sieges, Revolts, Etc. : Collected from Authentic Sources, Especially Arabic Mss
Bell & Daldy, 1871 - 512 pages
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