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The history of the Saracens

Simon Ockley

The history of the Saracens

By Simon Ockley, B.D. ... Volume the second.

by Simon Ockley

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Published by printed for Bernard Lintot in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesEighteenth century -- reel 1438, no. 02.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination[4],xcv[i.e.lxxv],[1],387,[1];[12],19,[21]p.
Number of Pages387
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16933146M

The Victorian era phrase " Indo-Saracen Architecture " is an example of this. And whoever doth no more than so, deserves no more to be called a sot, than a man that eats a hearty meal would be willing to be called a glutton. In losing his aid after AD. That man is involved in double ruin that is not only forsaken by his friend; but, which is the unavoidable consequence, exposed to the malice and contempt, not only of enemies, but, what is still more grievous, of all sorts of fools. So that if I continue in the same course in which I am engaged at present, that is, from the time I rise in the morning till I can see no longer at night, I cannot pretend once to entertain the least thought of seeing home till Michaelmas. Permission is granted for electronic copying, distribution in print form for educational purposes and personal use.

The first volume of his work generally known as The History of the Saracens, appeared in as Conquest of Syria, Persia, and Egypt by the Saracens, the second inwith an introduction dated from Cambridge Castlewhere he was then imprisoned for debt. The Life of Mohammed prefixed to the third edition of his History, which was issued for the benefit of his destitute daughter inis by Roger Long. He perhaps was the first who exhibited to us other heroes than those of Greece and Rome; sages as contemplative, and a people more magnificent even than the iron masters of the world. The story of the Saracens, like those, of many other people, tells us that although each community must work out its regeneration according to its individual genius, yet none can afford to wrap itself in the mantle of a dead Past without the fatal certainty of extinction. The author[ edit ] Simon Ockley, vicar of SwaveseyCambridgeshiredevoted himself from an early age to the study of eastern languages and customs and was appointed Sir Thomas Adams Professor of Arabic at Cambridge in

The work was originally designed to be of a more compendious character, but the courtesy of my publishers has enabled me to give effect to the suggestion of competent scholars, some especially interested in University education in India, and thus to enlarge its scope without impairing its general conciseness. We are all swallowed up in politics; there is no room for letters: and it is to be feared that the next generation will not only inherit but improve the polite ignorance of the present. So that if I continue in the same course in which I am engaged at present, that is, from the time I rise in the morning till I can see no longer at night, I cannot pretend once to entertain the least thought of seeing home till Michaelmas. And whoever doth no more than so, deserves no more to be called a sot, than a man that eats a hearty meal would be willing to be called a glutton. His History, which he divided into thirty-one books of which the first thirteen are lost, while the text of those which remain is in some places imperfectbegan with the accession of Nerva, A.


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From the earliest times to the destruction of Baghdad, and the explosion of the Moors from Spain, with maps illustrations and genealogical tables.

Greek text is rendered using unicode. The design of the author, who was a Mohammedan philosopher, is to show, how human reason may, by observation and experience, arrive at the knowledge of natural things, and thence to supernatural, and particularly the knowledge of God and a future state: the design of the translator, to give those who might be unacquainted with it, a specimen of the genius of the Arabian philosophers, and to excite young scholars to the reading of eastern authors.

I should be very willing to lay out my pains for the service of the public. Confronted by the world of Islam, countless medieval Christians experienced a profound ambivalence, awed by its opulence, they were also troubled by its rival claims to the spiritual inheritance of Abraham and Jesus and humiliated by its social subjugation of non-Muslim minorities.

The name Saracen was not indigenous among the populations so described but was applied to them by Greco-Roman historians based on Greek place names.

Source: From: J. After that time he never mentions himself, and we are ignorant when he quitted the service and retired to Rome, in which city he composed his History.

The present translation has been made from Wagner and Erfurdt's edition, published at Leipzig inand their division of chapters into short paragraphs has been followed.

History of the Saracens

I am forced sometimes to take three or four lines together, and then pull them all to pieces to find where the words begin and end; for oftentimes it is so written, that a word is divided as if the former part of it was the end of the foregoing word, and the latter part the beginning of another; besides innumerable other difficulties known only to those that understand the language.

Pope Innocent III: License to Venice to Trade With The Saracens, Besides the indulgence we have promised to those going at their own expense to the east, and besides the favor of apostolic protection granted to those helping that country, we have renewed the decree of the Lateran council which excommunicated those who presume to give arms, iron, or wood to the Saracens for their galleys, and which excommunicated those who act as helmsmen on their galleys and dhows, and which at the same time decreed that they should be deprived of their property for their transgressions by the secular arm and by the consuls of the cities, and that, if caught, they become the slaves of their captors.

The Saracen's genius for government was intuitive, inborn, self-taught - not acquired. We, therefore, induced by the paternal affection we have for you, and commanding you under pain of anathema not to aid the Saracens by selling or giving to them or exchanging with them iron, flax, pitch, pointed stakes, ropes, arms, helmets, ships, and boards, or unfinished wood, do permit for the present, until we issue further orders, the taking of goods, other than those mentioned, to Egypt and Babylon, whenever necessary.

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If you do reduplicate the document, indicate the source. The History of the Saracens 6th Edition. History, which comes down to us rich with the spoils of time, had no lesson for him.

Tolan's book is full of interesting details on individual thinkers' views on Islam and provides a welcome addition. To steer exactly between these two extremes requires not only a good intention, but presence of mind, and long custom. Some converted. Scanned by Jerome S.

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It would be a great satisfaction to me, if the author I have were complete in all his volumes, that I might bring the history down five or six hundred years: but, alas!

Only one Englishman of that time wrote history in a style that, of itself, makes his book valuable, and he did not write English history. As a history, its defects are patent, its account of the conquest of Persia, for example, is so slight that even the decisive battle of Cadesia is not mentioned; nor is any attempt made to examine the causes of the rapid successes of the Saracen arms: it reads, indeed, more like a collection of sagas than a history.

To arrest attention, to enlist sympathy, to evoke interest, something more is needed than a bare narration of wars and conquests, more especially in the case of a people whose name, unlike the Romans and Greeks, has not been made familiar from childhood.

A useful summary of the current state of hitoriography in the field. Anna Sapir Abulafia, American Historical Review Medievalist Tolan shows how the relatively fluid European beliefs about Islam turned rigid in the 13th century, leading to strict laws that separated Christians from Muslims and produced even greater distortions in perception.

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