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An Introduction to the Study of the Middle Ages (375-814) (Paperback) Loot Price: R276
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An Introduction to the Study of the Middle Ages (375-814) (Paperback): Ephraim Emerton

An Introduction to the Study of the Middle Ages (375-814) (Paperback)

Ephraim Emerton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ... basis of Mohammed's doctrine (Islam) was the book of teachings which he had compiled during his life, and which were said to have been given him directly by God. In fact, the laws of the Koran were the production of a man with a profound insight into the needs of his people and his time. They served an admirable purpose in restraining their most dangerous vices and in providing standards of right which should lift them up to a somewhat higher plane than they were then upon. But like any other set of laws which cannot be changed, they gradually lost their power to carry the people higher, and hence comes the moral and intellectual degradation of all Mohammedan peoples in the present day as compared with those peoples who accepted the teaching of Christ. But at the time we are studying, these evils had not begun to make themselves felt. Within a cen-Danger to tury after the flight of the prophet the stan-Europe. dard of Islam had swept victoriously westward from the Red Sea to the Pyrenees. In the East it had met and driven back the banners of the Eastern Roman Empire, until all that was left to the frightened rulers in Constantinople was Asia Minor, Greece, Macedonia, and Thrace. It seemed as if nothing could save Europe from being gathered up between the two arms of this resistless power and simply crushed out of existence. As one looks at the map and sees how comparatively short the distance was from the head-waters of the Euphrates to the head-waters of the Danube and Rhine as compared with the distances already traversed by the armies of Islam, one learns the great truth that distance alone is not the greatest obstacle to conquest. The conquests of the Mohammedans thus far had been over people scattered through a vast extent of country, but generally th...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Ephraim Emerton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 74
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-91601-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-91601-X
Barcode: 9781150916014

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