Four treatises concerning the doctrine, discipline and worship of the Mahometans: viz. I. An abridgement of the Mahometan religion: translated out of Arabick into Latin by H. Reland, and from thence into English. II. A defence of the Mahometans from several charges falsly laid against them by Christians: written in Latin by H. Reland, and translated into English. III. A treatise of Bobovius (sometime first interpreter to Mahomet IV.) concerning the liturgy of the Turks, their pilgrimage to Mecca, their circumcision, visitation of the sick, &c. Translated from the Latin. IV. Reflections on Mahometanism and Socianism, translated from the French. To which is prefix'd, The life and actions of Mahomet, extracted chiefly from Mahometan authors.
|Main Author:||Reeland, Adrianus, 1676-1718.|
|Other Authors:||Ali Ufkî, 1610-1675., La Croze, Maturin Veyssière, 1661-1739., Hyde, Thomas, 1636-1703., Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm, Freiherr von, 1646-1716., Abū Shujāʻ al-Iṣfahānī, Aḥmad ibn al-Ḥusayn, approximately 1042-|
London, Printed by J. Darby for B. Lintott and E. Sanger, 1712.
With special title-pages for parts I-II, III, and IV.
The first two parts were originally published (Utrecht, 1705) under title: De religione mohammedica libri duo. The material, including translations of many passages, was drawn from original sources, chiefly from Abū Shujāʻ. cf. Quérard. La France litt., 1835, t. 7, p. 512.
The third part, first published in Latin (Oxoniae, 1690) under title: Tractus Alberti Bovovii ... de Turcorum liturgia, includes notes by Thomas Hyde.
The fourth part, by Mathurin Veyssière de Lacroze, was first published in his Dissertations historiques sur divers sujets (Rotterdam, 1707) cf. Quérard. La France litt., 1800, t. 4, p. 381. The present translation includes "a letter from Mr. Leibnitz to the author" (p. 245-254)
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