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EARLY LITERATURE OF
THE EAST

WITH HISTORICAL SURVEYS OF THE CHIEF
WRITINGS OF EACH NATION

Translations, Bibliographies, etc., by the following
Leading Orientalists:

IN AMERICA:

MORRIS JASTROW,LL.D., Professor of Semitic Languages, University of Pennsylvania; JAMES H. BREASTED, LL.D., Professor of Egyptology, University of Chicago; CHARLES C. TORREY, D.D., Professor of Semitic Languages Yale University; A. V. W. JACKSON, LL.D., Professor of Indo-Iranian, Columbia University; CHARLES R. LANMAN, LL.D., Professor of Sanskrit, Harvard University; REV. CHARLES F. AIKEN, S.T.D., Dean of the Faculty of Theology, Catholic University; FRIEDRICH HIRTH, LL.D., Professor of Chinese, Columbia University; REV. WILLIAM E. GRIFFIS, D.D., former Professor at the Imperial University, Tokio.

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IN EUROPE:

E. A. W. BUDGE, F.S.A., Director of Egyptology in the British Museum; SIR
GASTON MASPERO, D.C.L., Member of the Royal Institute of France; REV. A. H.
SAYCE, LL.D., Professor of Comparative Philology, Oxford University; W.
FLINDERS-PETRIE, LL.D., Professor of Egyptology, University College, London;
STEPHEN LANGDON, Ph.D., Professor of Assyriology, Oxford University; SIR
ERNEST SATOW, LL.D., G.C.M.G. British Minister to Japan; H. OLDENBERG,
LL.D., Professor of Sanskrit, Kiel University; T. W. RHYS-DAVIDS, LL.D.,
Librarian of the Royal Asiatic Society; ARMINIUS VAMBÉRY, LL.D., Professor
of Oriental Languages, University of Budapest.

IN ASIA:

SIR M. COOMARA SWAMY, Legislative Council of Ceylon; ROMESH CHUNDER
DUTT, C.I.E., Author of the History of Civilization in Ancient India; DARAB
D. P. SANJANA, Educational Society of Bombay; VISCOUNT KENCHO SUYE-
MATSU LL.M., Japanese Minister of the Interior; SHEIK FAIZ-ULLAH-BHAI,
Head Master of the Schools of Anjuman-i-Islam; RALPH T. GRIFFITH, President
Benares College, India; JIVANJI JAMSHEDJI MODI, Fellow of Bombay Uni-
versity, Officier de l'Académie Française.

Under the editorship of a staff of specialists directed by
PROF. CHARLES F. HORNE, PH.D.

PARKE, AUSTIN, AND LIPSCOMB, INC.
NEW YORK
LONDON

This Volume is one of a complete set of the Sacred Books
and Early Literature of the East, consisting of fourteen
volumes. In Volume I of the series will be found a cer-
tificate as to the limitation of the edition and the registered
number of this set.

Copyright, 1917,

Parke, Austin, and Lipscomb, Inc.

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THE LATEST SUCCESSOR OF MOHAMMED.
Translations by
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Grand Sheik or Sheriff of Mecca who in 1916 announced
visions and Exp the Arabic Independence of Turkey. Had

Master of the Schools of Ariju.

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