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The Cradle of Islam

Studies in the Geography, People, and Politics of the Peninsula with an account of Islam and Mission-work


This book describes the Arabian peninsula on the eve of the First World War.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-638-6
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Jan 3,2013
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 490
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-638-6
$226.00

This book describes the Arabian peninsula on the eve of the First World War. Their geography, their religious history (Mandaean, Christian, and Islamic), and extensive coverage of the Anglo-American missionary effort. Also discussed are the political situation regarding the collapsing Ottoman empire and encroaching European powers, as well as Arabic language, customs, literature, and arts. Originally printed in 1900, this edition was updated in 1912.

This book describes the Arabian peninsula on the eve of the First World War. Their geography, their religious history (Mandaean, Christian, and Islamic), and extensive coverage of the Anglo-American missionary effort. Also discussed are the political situation regarding the collapsing Ottoman empire and encroaching European powers, as well as Arabic language, customs, literature, and arts. Originally printed in 1900, this edition was updated in 1912.

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Contributor

Samuel Zwemer

James S. Dennis

  • Copyrigt Page (page 4)
  • DEDICATED (page 7)
  • INTRODUCTORY NOTE (page 9)
  • NOTE TO THE FOURTH EDITION (page 12)
  • PREFACE (page 13)
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS (page 15)
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS (page 23)
  • I THE NEGLECTED PENINSULA (page 27)
  • ARABIA, THE CRADLE OF ISLAM (page 28)
  • THE NEGLECTED PENINSULA (page 29)
  • II THE GEOGRAPHICAL DIVISIONS OF ARABIA (page 37)
  • III THE HOLY LAND OF ARABIA-MECCA (page 42)
  • IV THE HOLY LAND OF ARABIA-MEDINA (page 69)
  • V ADEN AND AN INLAND JOURNEY (page 77)
  • VI YEMEN: THE SWITZERLAND OF ARABIA (page 88)
  • VII THE UNEXPLORED REGIONS OF HADRAMAUT (page 98)
  • VIII MUSCAT AND THE COASTLANDS OMAN (page 104)
  • IX THE LAND OF THE CAMEL (page 116)
  • X THE PEARL ISLANDS OF THE GULF (page 127)
  • XI THE EASTERN THRESHOLD OF ARABIA (page 142)
  • XII THE RIVER-COUNTRY AND THE DATE-PALM (page 153)
  • XIII THE CITIES AND VILLAGES OF TURKISH-ARABIA (page 164)
  • XIV A JOURNEY DOWN EUPHRATES (page 174)
  • XV THE INTERIOR-ENOWN AND UNKNOWN (page 183)
  • XVI THE TIME OF IGNORANCE (page 198)
  • XVII ISLAM IN ITS CRADLE-THE MOSLEM'S GOD (page 209)
  • XVIII THE PROPHET AND HIS BOOK (page 219)
  • XIX THE WAHABI RULERS AND REFORMERS (page 231)
  • XX THE RULERS OF OMAN (page 242)
  • XXI THE STORY OF THE TURKS IN ARABIA (page 246)
  • XXII BRITISH INFLUENCE IN ARABIA (page 258)
  • XXIII PRESENT POLITICS IN ARABIA (page 273)
  • XXIV THE ARABIC LANGUAGE (page 278)
  • XXV THE LITERATURE OF THE ARABS (page 291)
  • XXVI THE ARAB (page 298)
  • XXVII SOME ARABIAN ARTS AND SCIENCES (page 316)
  • XXVIII THE STAR-WORSHIPPERS OF MESOPOTAMIA (page 327)
  • XXIX EARLY CHRISTIANITY IN ARABIA (page 342)
  • XXX THE DAWN OF MODERN ARABIAN MIUSSIONS (page 356)
  • XXXI ION KEITH FALCONER AND THE ADEN MISSION (page 373)
  • XXXII BISHOP FRENCH THE VETERAN MISSIONARY TO MUSCAT (page 386)
  • XXXIII THE AMERICAn ARABIAN MISSION (page 395)
  • XXXIV IN MEMORIAM-PETER J. ZWEMER AND GEO. E. STONE (page 411)
  • XXXV PROBLEMS OF THE ARABIAN FLELD (page 420)
  • XXXVI OUTLOOK FOR MISSIONS TO MOSLEMS IN ARABIA (page 439)
  • APPENDIX I (page 459)
  • APPENDIX II (page 463)
  • APPENDIX III (page 465)
  • APPENDIX IV (page 466)
  • APPENDIX V (page 467)
  • APPENDIX IV (page 468)
  • INDEX (page 479)
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