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BOHN'S STANDARD LIBRARY.

THE

HISTORY OF THE SARACENS.

BY SIMON OCKLEY, B.D.

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, &c

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953

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ed. 6

696266

LONDON: PRINTED BY W. CLOWES AND SONS STAMFORD STREET

AND CHARING CROS.

ADVERTISEMENT.

THE PUBLISHER of the STANDARD LIBRARY has much satisfaction in presenting to his subscribers an improved edition of a book so remarkable for curious, original, and instructive matter as OCKLEY'S HISTORY OF THE SARACENS. Upon its first publication this work was received by scholars with marked approbation, as the most complete and authentic account of the Arabian Prophet and his successors which had yet been given to the world ; and even at the present day, after the lapse of nearly a century, it continues to be regarded as the standard history of this eventful period.

The establishment of Islamism is undoubtedly to be num. bered among those stupendous events which have changed the face of society in the East; and is a subject deserving not only of the careful study of the statesman and the divine,

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